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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1387576 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6700 on: October 15, 2021, 10:46:45 PM »

So you're saying this installation is wrong?



This also looks like an example of excessive signage for something so minor. Do we really need a sign saying 15% grade on a road like this?

I just drove up the road myself, totally incidentally, a few days ago (as I mentioned a couple posts back). I think it's warranted, as it's the only road to reach four apartment buildings so trucks and whatnot will be using it. It's also very back-and-forth.

Here's the location: https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5054247,-122.1990036,397m/data=!3m1!1e3

Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/om67SKFaPq5phq8dA
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6701 on: October 16, 2021, 11:01:03 PM »

So you're saying this installation is wrong?



This also looks like an example of excessive signage for something so minor. Do we really need a sign saying 15% grade on a road like this?

Technically compliant, since it is warning of the division ending ahead.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6702 on: October 17, 2021, 02:36:12 AM »

Last turn off before the highway ends...in 8 miles.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6703 on: October 17, 2021, 03:29:38 AM »

Last turn off before the highway ends...in 8 miles.



plus, you can get gas, food, and taholah there. i hate it when i run out of taholah.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6704 on: October 17, 2021, 10:52:35 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/bCWs1ZeGBfqPVwXT9
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6705 on: October 17, 2021, 06:30:11 PM »

Ok, not really a sign, but close enough.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6706 on: October 17, 2021, 09:58:12 PM »

Ok, not really a sign, but close enough.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6707 on: October 17, 2021, 10:58:03 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/bCWs1ZeGBfqPVwXT9
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6708 on: October 18, 2021, 04:51:51 AM »

Ok, not really a sign, but close enough.

There are also mile markers along Watkins Glen denoting the route of the 1940's road course:



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6709 on: October 19, 2021, 01:07:35 PM »

Ok, not really a sign, but close enough.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6710 on: October 19, 2021, 01:16:52 PM »

Does anywhere else use these "there is a highway crossing which briefly multiplexes" arrows that are all over the place in PEI?



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6711 on: October 19, 2021, 01:47:54 PM »

Does anywhere else use these "there is a highway crossing which briefly multiplexes" arrows that are all over the place in PEI?



Chris

Wow, nice!!!


The only thing I can think of being remotely close to that are these signs VDOT sometimes use when a secondary route multiplexes with a primary one. This is on US 258 in Isle Of Wight County.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6712 on: October 19, 2021, 01:49:40 PM »

I've seen plenty like that, but had never seen the PEI version.  They're all over the place as a whole lot of the provincial highways overlap very briefly when intersecting.

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6713 on: October 19, 2021, 02:11:42 PM »

I'm really liking those PEI signs. I'm not sure if you can even find those in the US. I've seen a lot of signs like the one I posted in the states as well (I should've said the closet to me when I posted it)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6714 on: October 19, 2021, 04:21:40 PM »

Does anywhere else use these "there is a highway crossing which briefly multiplexes" arrows that are all over the place in PEI?



Chris

LITERALLY earlier today I was looking around Tallahassee on Google Street View and found pretty much the same arrows. I was gonna post it in here and saw that someone else already did lol



(Google Street View)
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6715 on: October 19, 2021, 05:10:36 PM »

Does anywhere else use these "there is a highway crossing which briefly multiplexes" arrows that are all over the place in PEI?



Chris

LITERALLY earlier today I was looking around Tallahassee on Google Street View and found pretty much the same arrows. I was gonna post it in here and saw that someone else already did lol



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I stand corrected! Are there any more there?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6716 on: October 20, 2021, 11:42:53 PM »

Rather unique "yield on green" sign that I spotted in Vancouver. Right outside Waterfront Station, westbound on Cordova at Granville. I walked off the Canada Line, and it was staring me in the face. Never noticed it before, despite having been installed in 2004.

"Yield on Green" signs aren't that unusual in BC (mainly used at unique intersections), but the addition of a symbolic 4-section left turn signal seems so over the top that it's, honestly, brilliant. I assume it was inspired by the symbolic 'no turn on red' signs used elsewhere, which also use a signal symbol (although the standard design for that sign is a 3-section signal).


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6717 on: October 21, 2021, 03:37:06 AM »

Two forest route signs:



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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6718 on: October 21, 2021, 06:35:31 PM »

Does anywhere else use these "there is a highway crossing which briefly multiplexes" arrows that are all over the place in PEI?



Chris

LITERALLY earlier today I was looking around Tallahassee on Google Street View and found pretty much the same arrows. I was gonna post it in here and saw that someone else already did lol



(Google Street View)

I stand corrected! Are there any more there?

No idea, I just saw the one there, although I didn't look that much.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6719 on: October 21, 2021, 07:08:54 PM »

I love those little baby USFS shields. I do have an NF 30 in my collection, but it's Scotchlite on wood, not sheet metal.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6720 on: October 21, 2021, 11:17:30 PM »

Teeny tiny text on this one:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6721 on: October 22, 2021, 12:36:10 AM »

Teeny tiny text on this one:



That small text belongs on a plaque, not the road sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6722 on: October 22, 2021, 03:22:18 PM »

What do you want to bet the enabling legislation required a sign with that exact text?

Memorial highway legislation in Oklahoma never just leaves it at naming a route. It mandates that ODOT posts a sign too.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6723 on: October 22, 2021, 03:55:17 PM »


Another good example of a weird sign.

and also a nonstandard sign for an all way stop ahead. :ded:
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« Reply #6724 on: October 22, 2021, 04:47:33 PM »



and also a nonstandard sign for an all way stop ahead. :ded:

Ironically, having the STOP (well, ARRÊT) text inside the stop ahead sign is the standard in Québec.
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