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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1387479 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6850 on: December 13, 2021, 03:19:06 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/1ik7gJzNy1i9jEUA7

Just… why? It is so utterly useless there! No one will ever hit that bridge. And if they do, the lower bridge in that interchange is going to be the bigger issue.
Geez, I thought Texas was excessive with their clearance signs.

All I see is a speed limit sign. And don't have the option to arrow backwards in case that link is too far beyond the sign we're supposed to see.

Look up. 51 feet, 3 inches up.

This looks similar to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4958954,-82.5646248,3a,75y,337.83h,102.49t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1su1yQFYgJ1nJYty2tWCO3_g!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Du1yQFYgJ1nJYty2tWCO3_g%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D50.272175%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6851 on: December 14, 2021, 01:59:56 AM »

Some new signs for shared streets in Portland (complete with dividers to prevent thru traffic from cutting across)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6852 on: December 15, 2021, 12:29:36 AM »

Never seen NCDOT do a letter a design like this on the word "Stadium".

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0935772,-80.2426764,3a,15.8y,282.06h,103.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHoxSYuy0qwPv8W5W5wjOGQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

It looks like a Georgia or Florida letter a.

If you look at Marshall, they are different.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6853 on: December 15, 2021, 12:32:02 AM »

Some new signs for shared streets in Portland (complete with dividers to prevent thru traffic from cutting across)


Wouldn’t this just push the problem into the cross walk?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6854 on: December 15, 2021, 12:53:25 AM »

Some new signs for shared streets in Portland (complete with dividers to prevent thru traffic from cutting across)


Wouldn’t this just push the problem into the cross walk?

Cars would have to cross it anyway to turn right. The idea is to force right turns unless it's absolutely necessary to continue through.

Admittedly, this is much worse than the normal implementation of a hard divider.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6855 on: December 15, 2021, 12:56:29 AM »

Some new signs for shared streets in Portland (complete with dividers to prevent thru traffic from cutting across)


Wouldn’t this just push the problem into the cross walk?

Cars would have to cross it anyway to turn right. The idea is to force right turns unless it's absolutely necessary to continue through.

Admittedly, this is much worse than the normal implementation of a hard divider.

The real question is, though: why not a hard divider?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6856 on: December 15, 2021, 01:20:44 AM »

There are a few signs like this here in North Carolina, but damn... I've never seen a Clearview mileage sign in my entire life...
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6857 on: December 15, 2021, 07:03:15 AM »

There are a few signs like this here in North Carolina, but damn... I've never seen a Clearview mileage sign in my entire life...

Pennsylvania is full of clearview mileage signs
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6858 on: December 15, 2021, 07:27:57 AM »

There are a few signs like this here in North Carolina, but damn... I've never seen a Clearview mileage sign in my entire life...

Pennsylvania is full of clearview mileage signs
And, don't they use Clearview on the highway signs on freeways?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6859 on: December 15, 2021, 10:03:11 PM »

(Pare) n (thesis) on SR 93 in Kingsport, Tennessee:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6860 on: December 16, 2021, 02:30:32 AM »

"Multi-use trail crossing" sign.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6861 on: December 16, 2021, 02:48:00 AM »

"Multi-use trail crossing" sign.



Reminds me of the PEI standard for a trail crossing sign:


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6862 on: December 18, 2021, 07:05:30 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6863 on: December 18, 2021, 07:20:37 PM »

Lower Dump Bodies... It's a school zone colored sign and I have no idea what the hell it means.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2702626,-78.6169106,3a,15y,1.25h,88.83t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sNq1rNE4U8aOx_5MjImgvVw!2e0!5s20211201T000000!7i16384!8i8192

It's for dump trucks so as not to damage their brand new bridge...
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6864 on: December 18, 2021, 07:24:28 PM »

Lower Dump Bodies... It's a school zone colored sign and I have no idea what the hell it means.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2702626,-78.6169106,3a,15y,1.25h,88.83t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sNq1rNE4U8aOx_5MjImgvVw!2e0!5s20211201T000000!7i16384!8i8192

It's for dump trucks so as not to damage their brand new bridge...
I get it now. It's just the color that kinda bothers me.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6865 on: December 18, 2021, 08:59:52 PM »


Lower Dump Bodies... It's a school zone colored sign and I have no idea what the hell it means.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.2702626,-78.6169106,3a,15y,1.25h,88.83t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sNq1rNE4U8aOx_5MjImgvVw!2e0!5s20211201T000000!7i16384!8i8192

It's for dump trucks so as not to damage their brand new bridge...
I get it now. It's just the color that kinda bothers me.

In work zones, dump trucks often need to have their bodies up to get material nesr the gate to offload, so here they're just reminder the drivers to get those bodies down. Although odd they even had that color lying around. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6866 on: December 19, 2021, 10:59:41 AM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6867 on: December 19, 2021, 11:04:38 AM »

^^  I want to see how "dork" is related to "geek" on the family tree.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6868 on: December 19, 2021, 12:17:45 PM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.

That is very interesting. I still see "OK" oddly often in Washington State. Most often at off-ramps to sign an outside left turn lane.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6869 on: December 19, 2021, 12:19:45 PM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.
And the color scheme was reversed.  White on black instead of black on white.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6870 on: December 19, 2021, 06:53:17 PM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.
And the color scheme was reversed.  White on black instead of black on white.

Nevada used to use "OK" on lane assignment signs long ago. I remember a few around the Las Vegas area when I was a kid, but any examples I specifically recall are long gone.

I actually quite like those white on black lane assignment signs—I dare say this would make more sense as a standard. But I'm guessing the black on white sticks with traditional regulatory definitions and might also be easier to manufacture...
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6871 on: December 19, 2021, 07:04:12 PM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.
And the color scheme was reversed.  White on black instead of black on white.

Such a color scheme is Québec standard.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6872 on: December 19, 2021, 09:17:23 PM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.
And the color scheme was reversed.  White on black instead of black on white.

Such a color scheme is Québec standard.

Canada as a whole, not just Quebec.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6873 on: December 19, 2021, 09:19:37 PM »

Here's an option lane marked with "OK", which was a standard approach in CA years ago.  Only a few signs remain.
And the color scheme was reversed.  White on black instead of black on white.

Such a color scheme is Québec standard.

Canada as a whole, not just Quebec.

Right. Fun fact: until 2003, the color scheme in Québec was actually the same as in the US. Few signs of the black-on-white color scheme remain, though they're rare.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6874 on: December 21, 2021, 10:46:28 PM »

worst.
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