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Author Topic: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly  (Read 1387604 times)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6725 on: October 22, 2021, 07:27:39 PM »


Another good example of a weird sign.

and also a nonstandard sign for an all way stop ahead. :ded:
What's weird about the Onondaga Nation sign?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6726 on: October 22, 2021, 08:14:20 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6727 on: October 22, 2021, 08:24:23 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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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.



Yes...the 'L' shaped arrow is commonplace throughout.

The closest Virginia has to a double arrow like the PEI example is a vertical version, on the Eastern Shore:


April 2007

A different arrow marker in Virginia that I've only seen in a couple places is shown here:

https://goo.gl/maps/r8f7cydbCCmU3REn9
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6728 on: October 22, 2021, 10:12:05 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6729 on: October 22, 2021, 10:12:45 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.
Don't like it...it makes it look cartoonish.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6730 on: October 23, 2021, 02:26:06 PM »

A sign that gets updated every week:

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6731 on: October 23, 2021, 03:39:11 PM »

A different arrow marker in Virginia that I've only seen in a couple places is shown here:

https://goo.gl/maps/r8f7cydbCCmU3REn9

Nice! I think I've seen one of these in Louisa County back in the day
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6732 on: October 23, 2021, 03:41:20 PM »

A different arrow marker in Virginia that I've only seen in a couple places is shown here:

https://goo.gl/maps/r8f7cydbCCmU3REn9

I wouldn't mind if these became standard.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6734 on: October 23, 2021, 04:32:11 PM »

https://www.aaroads.com/guides/us-169-south-kansas-city-mo/#gallery-59
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6736 on: October 24, 2021, 02:50:44 AM »

All of these zig-zag arrows make me think of this weird one in Eastern Washington.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6737 on: October 24, 2021, 09:32:13 PM »

As it is my 420th post, I wanna remind people of the infamous I-70 Mile 419.99 sign, and I show it here in the oldest Street View imagery because it too was stolen since:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2943907,-102.5924684,3a,15y,141.98h,87.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1se27hjL_RFQT8oMqf82_jDQ!2e0!7i3328!8i1664
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6738 on: October 25, 2021, 02:47:22 AM »

Right turn only, unless you're small enough to make a tight left turn.

(Location: SE 37th Street in Bellevue, WA)

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6739 on: October 25, 2021, 12:51:53 PM »

Right turn only, unless you're small enough to make a tight left turn.

(Location: SE 37th Street in Bellevue, WA)



I love that. I remember turning left there before, not being sure if I was able to do it or not until after I made the turn. Seems to me that you have to line up for the left properly; approach at more of a "merging" angle and you're screwed.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6740 on: October 25, 2021, 01:06:37 PM »

Why not a "TRUCK" banner with a No Left Turn sign instead?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6741 on: October 25, 2021, 01:25:27 PM »

Why not a "TRUCK" banner with a No Left Turn sign instead?

I think because even larger passenger cars can't make the turn without having approached properly. Small hatchbacks and other compact cars can make it, but like a Suburban or even Sequoia would have trouble.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6742 on: October 25, 2021, 02:41:46 PM »

Right turn only, unless you're small enough to make a tight left turn.

(Location: SE 37th Street in Bellevue, WA)



Wonder if anybody turned left into the path of oncoming traffic instead of jumping the median?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6744 on: October 25, 2021, 11:07:55 PM »

Does Washington have a special definition for “passenger vehicle” in its driving laws? Or would we use a common definition that would include a bus?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6745 on: October 25, 2021, 11:39:59 PM »

Does Washington have a special definition for “passenger vehicle” in its driving laws? Or would we use a common definition that would include a bus?

It does, yes: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.04.382

Quote from: RCW 46.04.382
"Passenger car" means every motor vehicle except motorcycles and motor-driven cycles, designed for carrying ten passengers or less and used for the transportation of persons.

So, apparently, motorcycles are not permitted to turn left. :-D
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6746 on: October 26, 2021, 06:37:14 AM »

Does Washington have a special definition for “passenger vehicle” in its driving laws? Or would we use a common definition that would include a bus?

It does, yes: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.04.382

Quote from: RCW 46.04.382
"Passenger car" means every motor vehicle except motorcycles and motor-driven cycles, designed for carrying ten passengers or less and used for the transportation of persons.

So, apparently, motorcycles are not permitted to turn left. :-D

Motorcycles are passenger vehicles but not passenger cars.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6747 on: October 26, 2021, 09:20:07 AM »

I just found Comic Sans on a road sign.
Thanks, I hate it.

Here's one in Virginia. Apparently at some point there was a problem with an inordinate number of turtles crossing the highway and a lady from Montgomery County was concerned about it and both designed and paid for the signs and their installation (total cost $3000). From what I understand, VDOT wasn't involved—whoever owned the Greenway at the time agreed to post the signs and they've remained up since then.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6748 on: October 26, 2021, 10:14:17 AM »

I just found Comic Sans on a road sign.

Thanks, I hate it.

Here's one in Virginia. Apparently at some point there was a problem with an inordinate number of turtles crossing the highway and a lady from Montgomery County was concerned about it and both designed and paid for the signs and their installation (total cost $3000). From what I understand, VDOT wasn't involved—whoever owned the Greenway at the time agreed to post the signs and they've remained up since then.

I remember on one of my first trips on the Dulles Greenway having to slow down to avoid a lady out in the middle of the westbound lanes rescuing a box turtle.  Soon after, the signs went up and there was a lengthy front section article in the Washington Post.  Not sure if I witnessed the same person that started this campaign, but it was an interesting coincidence.  I'm surprised that those signs are still in such good shape.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #6749 on: October 26, 2021, 10:44:26 AM »

I remember on one of my first trips on the Dulles Greenway having to slow down to avoid a lady out in the middle of the westbound lanes rescuing a box turtle.  Soon after, the signs went up and there was a lengthy front section article in the Washington Post.  Not sure if I witnessed the same person that started this campaign, but it was an interesting coincidence.  I'm surprised that those signs are still in such good shape.

I wonder whether the addition of the Metro line in the median, which poses a rather large obstacle, might cause the turtles to stop trying to cross the road.
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