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--- Quote from: LilianaUwU on December 02, 2021, 09:59:07 PM ---A girl from Alberta redesigned the moose crossing sign out of pure boredom, and it was approved federally: https://www.macleans.ca/society/environment/the-tiktok-star-behind-canadas-new-and-less-floppy-moose-crossing-sign/


--- Quote ---In the summer of 2017, Chloë Chapdelaine was 18 and living by herself in a trailer near the tiny town of Foremost, Alta., where she was holding down two summer jobs at a pool and community support centre.

She had no WiFi. She had no television. And she had exactly one roadside attraction to pique her interest on the highway route to and from work: a moose crossing sign that, every time she looked at it, just seemed a bit off. A bit . . . floppy.

In her spare time, Chapdelaine, an aspiring design student from Medicine Hat, Alta., decided to take action: “This was the perfect personal challenge to see what I can do.” So she sat down with a Sharpie. She drew a new design that was more reflective of the “majestic” animal and wrote a lighthearted essay to go with it.

She printed out 10 copies and mailed them to various government departments and transportation agencies, not really expecting to hear back. But four long years later, the design is in the Transportation Association of Canada’s newest Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, a guide for governments on the use of road signs across the country. It is already being used for new and replacement signage along roadways, and will become more ubiquitous in 2022.
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The old Alberta moose sign looks awful. It has a Squidward nose! :-D

AsphaltPlanet:
I noticed on Streetview, that Stoney Trail is being widened from four to six lanes through the 16th Avenue interchange (and beyond) on the eastern edge of Calgary.  Are they going to resurface the existing lanes on that stretch as well?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.075703,-113.9201358,3a,39.3y,206.11h,86.95t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2qgKIJco3i6oe5zAnWfkGg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

stevashe:

--- Quote from: AsphaltPlanet on January 14, 2022, 07:12:44 PM ---I noticed on Streetview, that Stoney Trail is being widened from four to six lanes through the 16th Avenue interchange (and beyond) on the eastern edge of Calgary.  Are they going to resurface the existing lanes on that stretch as well?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.075703,-113.9201358,3a,39.3y,206.11h,86.95t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2qgKIJco3i6oe5zAnWfkGg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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I have some pictures of that area from when I was in Calgary in September, by that time it looks like the construction had wrapped up, but only the middle lane was repaved in the southbound direction:

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