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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7450 on: August 01, 2022, 10:23:30 PM »

Does that mean only motorized vehicles can park there or the opposite?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7451 on: August 02, 2022, 01:43:13 PM »

Well, duh...?
Found in Lockport, NY.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7452 on: August 02, 2022, 03:58:32 PM »

Found a couple of these around Ketchikan, AK:

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I don’t think this is what they are trying to mean, but I would read this as “No Parking [of] Non-Motorized Vehicles [on] This Block.” Meaning that motorized vehicles could be parked on that block. Google link to one of these signs?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7453 on: August 03, 2022, 12:41:41 AM »

Well, duh...?
Found in Lockport, NY.
Signs such as this are posted all throughout the US.  It is basically telling truckers, "If you do not have a delivery, don't come 'round here on this road".  It is an interesting sign, though.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7454 on: August 04, 2022, 11:49:27 AM »

Donner Camp Picnic Ground

“Let’s eat, Grandpa!”
“Let’s eat Grandpa!”


I was on 89 in that area last week but I was south of 80 so I missed seeing this in person.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7455 on: August 08, 2022, 07:47:27 AM »

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52248845480_321083225c_k.jpg

I found the Atlanta and 102 to be way too cramped.


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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7456 on: August 09, 2022, 10:07:33 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/52226390034/in/dateposted-public/

Found this one to be odd as historical related subjects are supposed to be brown signed and not green.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7457 on: August 09, 2022, 03:45:36 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/52226390034/in/dateposted-public/

Found this one to be odd as historical related subjects are supposed to be brown signed and not green.

I think that one is okay.  It is the name of the causeway, and the name just happens to start with the word historical, which would be white writing on a green field. 
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7459 on: August 09, 2022, 10:18:00 PM »

Here's an interesting sign at a five-way I saw on my road trip today.
The white text is the street names, the red text says "You are here".
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7460 on: August 10, 2022, 01:03:10 AM »

Here's an interesting sign at a five-way I saw on my road trip today.
The white text is the street names, the red text says "You are here".

Could they have made it any less readable?
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7461 on: August 10, 2022, 01:23:53 PM »

Interesting way of using a (European) keep right/keep left sign. I'm sure that tiny car is easy for motorists to spot, plus the way it's used (blue circle = mandatory movement) would technically mean that only cars are allowed on that side, not trucks, buses or any other type of motorized vehicle...
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7463 on: August 10, 2022, 02:38:25 PM »

An odd not-really-an-exit sign.
I think this isn't the only case of a sign like this.  Want to say there's one like this in the Quad Cities somewhere.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7466 on: August 11, 2022, 01:12:06 PM »

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7467 on: August 11, 2022, 02:56:12 PM »

This is a different situation (trumpet interchange at the end of a freeway).
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7468 on: August 11, 2022, 04:23:49 PM »

I find it kind of strange that the side that merges into eastbound I-40 has its own exit number.  In Kansas, for example, I-235 has no exit number for either the arm that merges with eastbound K-254 (at the North Junction) or the one that merges with southbound I-135 (just north of the Turnpike interchange).

And I suspect the (too-small) upward-pointing arrow on the sign is an artifact of OTA cheaping out and not providing overhead signing.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7469 on: August 11, 2022, 07:45:11 PM »

An odd not-really-an-exit sign.

Here's the Michigan version on the left.  Older signs say "STRAIGHT THRU".


Wisconsin does something similar to Michigan when a state or US route gets cosigned for a short distance on the interstate. This is I/US-41 with Wis 167.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2104013,-88.1436532,3a,42.5y,329.23h,86.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sM0afthgkyMDD_3JRAU1YmQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Here's a California example. This is I-15 NB at the southern junction with CA 79 in Temecula. They are cosigned for about three miles through town, hence this sign just before the southern exit. It doesn't help the CA 79 people any, though, and cosignage on the shared alignment is (Caltrans-typical) poor. If you go a little bit ahead, there's a "NORTH 79 ahead-arrow" trailblazer, but it's before the onramp carrying CA 79 also.

https://goo.gl/maps/PC8Pc3xWF7Q4QvmeA
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7470 on: August 11, 2022, 08:59:41 PM »

I liked these pavement markings at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal (Juneau, AK):

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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7471 on: August 12, 2022, 05:19:45 PM »

An odd not-really-an-exit sign.

Here's the Michigan version on the left.  Older signs say "STRAIGHT THRU".


Wisconsin does something similar to Michigan when a state or US route gets cosigned for a short distance on the interstate. This is I/US-41 with Wis 167.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2104013,-88.1436532,3a,42.5y,329.23h,86.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sM0afthgkyMDD_3JRAU1YmQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

This is an extremely helpful practice and it alerts people that the exit for the other direction is going to be coming up later.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7472 on: August 12, 2022, 05:21:03 PM »

An odd not-really-an-exit sign.

Here's the Michigan version on the left.  Older signs say "STRAIGHT THRU".


Wisconsin does something similar to Michigan when a state or US route gets cosigned for a short distance on the interstate. This is I/US-41 with Wis 167.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2104013,-88.1436532,3a,42.5y,329.23h,86.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sM0afthgkyMDD_3JRAU1YmQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

This is an extremely helpful practice and it alerts people that the exit for the other direction is going to be coming up later.

It is really nice, but none of these are similar to what I originally posted, which was after the split at a trumpet interchange. There is no later for anything to come up on in that situation; you have no choice but to proceed onto I-40 east at that point.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7473 on: August 12, 2022, 11:18:14 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/EaNKSRk8vDo7foi39
Interesting Left Turn Signal sign.
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Re: Unique, Odd, or Interesting Signs aka The good, the bad, and the ugly
« Reply #7474 on: August 13, 2022, 03:36:11 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/EaNKSRk8vDo7foi39
Interesting Left Turn Signal sign.

I looked at it, and yeah, the sign is ... odd. I don't really understand all the standards and what-nots, but yeah, odd.

The intersection has an odd feel to it, very NYC-y. I almost thought it was one head per lane, but I saw the other one on the pole. NYC signals always looked... 'minimalistic' to me.
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