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Old February 17th, 2015, 08:18 AM   #841
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I like the French way:



Which certainly beats the British mess:



Or the Austrian...



Or the Belgian...



The best way is the German way in my mind.

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Old February 17th, 2015, 04:11 PM   #842
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French signs are very informative, but can you read them at 80 mph?
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Old February 17th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #843
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Old February 17th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #844
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I am missing the city in any neighbouring country on that French sign.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 04:46 PM   #845
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Welcome to Highways & Autobahns!

(I don't see a city in a neighboring country on ANY of those signs, actually, but I didn't read over them that carefully. More as if I were trying to read them at 80 mph.)
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Old February 17th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #846
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Road UK simply missed the thread. That's all.
It's quite a pity but I don't blame him: it's the first time he is off-topic in the forum ;-)
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Old February 17th, 2015, 09:17 PM   #847
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The Austrian sign has some foreign destinations, which is nice.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:58 PM   #848
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But no foreign cities. Just the ovals.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:07 PM   #849
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #850
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I think the photograph is way too small
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:27 PM   #851
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OK let's practice photo re-sizing a bit, but I like the sunny picture anyway. Europe is way over-represented in both this and the border crossings thread.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 04:28 AM   #852
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Reasonably recent office desktop, tried in two different browsers.

But were you showing this, by any chance?

http://asphaltplanet.ca/PQ/A/15/A15_dv_53_north.jpg
I think that sign was replaced a while ago and that "dot" is deprecated in Quebec (never even saw it anywhere else)

The French setup is just farked, if you are going to copy anything, don't copy France, ever, except maybe if wine is involved

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HAHAHA that isn't the sign I was thinking of. And I think... it wasn't the one you were thinking of either (Outbound Champlain to the hwy 15/132 ?)
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:26 AM   #853
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Can't remember what I was thinking. Or what I thought Valentino was thinking. It was either the sign with the big dot, or the signs to New York that you see leading to the Champlain.
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"pont Victoria". Something like that would be unthinkable in France...
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:50 AM   #855
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So would having Elizabeth II on the coinage.
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I don't like that Canadian motorway (or whatever that is) sign. Ok, the number is clear, but the symbol on the red background is just messy.
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French signs are very informative, but can you read them at 80 mph?
In my experience, yes. The French system (for motorways) works rather well. For the lower network, the attitude is somewhat "more French", and the results are not always extremely clear.



Yes, the German system is more clear, even if there is room for improvement.
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I don't like that Canadian motorway (or whatever that is) sign. Ok, the number is clear, but the symbol on the red background is just messy.
Quebec autoroute, to be precise. And I always thought it was modeled on a European motorway symbol. (And the U.S. Interstate marker, which you can see one of right next to it...) Is it possible that there was a messier motorway symbol that evolved into the current one?

It's never struck me as messy, really. But maybe I've never seen one that's so big.
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European motorway symbol?
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European capitals signposted in Germany

Paris from Germany:



Amsterdam from Germany:





Warsaw from Germany:



Vienna from Germany:



Brussels from Germany:



Prague from Germany:



It seems that Denmark and Switzerland are the only neighbouring countries not having their capitals displayed in Germany.
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