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Title: Richland Hills, TX: use of octagon shaped signs for city info, with a twist
Post by: txstateends on January 02, 2012, 06:04:24 PM
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4327/nm20digitalstop.jpg)

This is at a commuter rail park/ride in a Fort Worth suburb.  I've not seen unofficial city guide signage with QR codes before.

From what I can tell of the article http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/tarrant-county/headlines/20120101-richland-hills-goes-high-tech-to-spread-city-information.ece?action=reregister
(yes, the Dallas paper hides behind a "paywall")

the city isn't trying to use these as actual traffic control or guide signs, but putting them in an octagon shape does give off a bit of "traffic control" feeling.  At the same time, the movement is growing to restrict cell phone usage, especially texting, while driving.  Hopefully these 'signs' won't be where people stop in the street to try to scan the QR codes.
Title: Re: Richland Hills, TX: use of octagon shaped signs for city info, with a twist
Post by: english si on January 02, 2012, 08:02:06 PM
given they are octagon - which is deliberately exclusively used for STOP signs to make them stand out, maybe people will stop...
Title: Re: Richland Hills, TX: use of octagon shaped signs for city info, with a twist
Post by: Brandon on January 02, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
I foresee a problem with the MUTCD on these.
Title: Re: Richland Hills, TX: use of octagon shaped signs for city info, with a twist
Post by: Brian556 on January 02, 2012, 10:47:32 PM
On the topic of mis-used shapes, on Jersey Shore, I noticed that Seaside Hieghts, NJ uses white diamond-shaped signs for parking, I couldn't read them, but I believe they were for street parking pay stations.