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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2023, 07:11:30 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/iorgrrE8mcrPcwR3A

https://goo.gl/maps/2fHA9whNqwdfwutH6

Was first time noticing how BC Ministry of Highways or Transportation shields the Trans Canada Highway.

Interesting.
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2023, 07:51:48 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/iorgrrE8mcrPcwR3A

https://goo.gl/maps/2fHA9whNqwdfwutH6

Was first time noticing how BC Ministry of Highways or Transportation shields the Trans Canada Highway.

Interesting.

What's interesting about it? These shields are similar to what other western provinces use. Are you comparing to Ontario?
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #102 on: March 07, 2023, 06:50:51 AM »



New shields that have been popping up in the last 1-2 years. I do not like.
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #103 on: March 07, 2023, 10:12:13 AM »

Random question (cross-posted to the Washington thread): Why are commercial vehicles (trucks/buses) banned from using the Peach Arch border crossing between BC and Washington? The only information I can find online is that it's been that way since 1970, but no explanation as to why that's the case. Any insight appreciated!

Because itís in the middle of a park.

Re the new shields on BGSs - less aesthetically pleasing, sure, but I canít help but notice theyíre better as far as visibility goes
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #104 on: March 07, 2023, 07:25:41 PM »



New shields that have been popping up in the last 1-2 years. I do not like.

It seems to have taken inspiration from Quebec (with the condensed shields)
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #105 on: March 08, 2023, 12:05:55 AM »



New shields that have been popping up in the last 1-2 years. I do not like.

Just noticing that all of those new signs for the 91/17 connector have Highway Gothic cardinal directions. So weird to see new Highway Gothic on an overhead guide sign in BC.

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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #106 on: March 08, 2023, 12:57:27 PM »

Now if only they could switch away from Clearview for all numbers.  I don't mind Clearview on destination legends too much as long as the font size is appropriate, but Clearview numerals are yuck.
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #107 on: March 08, 2023, 11:26:43 PM »

Now if only they could switch away from Clearview for all numbers.  I don't mind Clearview on destination legends too much as long as the font size is appropriate, but Clearview numerals are yuck.

It's possible. They already specify three different fonts for various situations: Highway Gothic for the "1" on the TCH shield, Helvetica for the vast majority of other shields, and Clearview for sign legend.

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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2023, 11:22:21 PM »

Now if only they could switch away from Clearview for all numbers.  I don't mind Clearview on destination legends too much as long as the font size is appropriate, but Clearview numerals are yuck.

It's possible. They already specify three different fonts for various situations: Highway Gothic for the "1" on the TCH shield, Helvetica for the vast majority of other shields, and Clearview for sign legend.

Speaking of which, the numerals for highway 17 on this sign are also in highway gothic! I'm beginning to wonder whether these font changes and the alternate shield design are a mistake or a new standard...
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Re: British Columbia's Highways
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2023, 06:26:38 AM »

Now if only they could switch away from Clearview for all numbers.  I don't mind Clearview on destination legends too much as long as the font size is appropriate, but Clearview numerals are yuck.

It's possible. They already specify three different fonts for various situations: Highway Gothic for the "1" on the TCH shield, Helvetica for the vast majority of other shields, and Clearview for sign legend.

Speaking of which, the numerals for highway 17 on this sign are also in highway gothic! I'm beginning to wonder whether these font changes and the alternate shield design are a mistake or a new standard...

The new Highway Gothic shields do appear in the updated-for-2022 Guide Sign manual, but I don't see any specific mentions of Highway Gothic:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/driving-and-transportation/transportation-infrastructure/engineering-standards-and-guidelines/traffic-engineering-and-safety/traffic-engineering/traffic-signs-and-pavement-markings/standard-traffic-signs/standard-traffic-signs/guide_signs.pdf

 


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