daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 5th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #81
BIMMERKID22
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Likes (Received): 0

IT seems some road signs in Canada mirror that of US.
BIMMERKID22 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 5th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #82
Uppsala
Registered User
 
Uppsala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uppsala, S, Europe
Posts: 654
Likes (Received): 53

The signs in Finland is much more similar to the signs in Estonia than Sweden.
Uppsala no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #83
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

I find them pretty similar in all three countries...

Can somebody name me all countries and overseas departments of France, where they incorporated the entire French system?
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #84
gabrielbabb
Registered User
 
gabrielbabb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mexico City CDMX
Posts: 2,570
Likes (Received): 1857

Mexican signals, almost all of them are green, yellow and red



Welcome to Mexico City






Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Touristic


Restrictions


Preventive

Last edited by ChrisZwolle; June 5th, 2012 at 09:57 PM.
gabrielbabb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #85
-Pino-
Funkin' down the Track
 
-Pino-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 706
Likes (Received): 127

Thanks. And what makes them on topic for this thread?
__________________
http://www.brombeer.net/signs

roogenial liked this post
-Pino- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #86
ADCS
Kickin' it
 
ADCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Screwston, Plexus
Posts: 508
Likes (Received): 37

The Mexican warning signs don't look accurate. They don't have the Aztec arrowheads.
ADCS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #87
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

What is the story about Italian influence in Albania?
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #88
Alqaszar
No idea, well an opinion
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Viersen (NRW)
Posts: 140
Likes (Received): 19

Albania only has become independent in 1912; before that, it has been a part of the Osman Empire since around 1500. The new state was very unstable and during the Great War, it was object of occupations of neighbouring countries.

After the war, the instable situation continued, and the fascist Italians gained influence in Albania. This lead to the annexion of Albania by the Kingdom of Italy. After WWII, Albania was a part of the Eastern Block (COMECON and Warsaw Treaty), but in 1961, it turned away from the Soviet Union and seeked support from the People's Republic of China.

Thus Albania was isolated, and like in many Eastern nations, only radio & TV built a bridge to the outside world, while the own media would only spread propaganda of the own regime. In the case of Albania, the Italian TV was widely watched throughout the country, so that since the 1980ies, Albania was still influenced by Italian language and culture.

So there are some historical and cultural ties between Italy and Albania, which is obviuosly reflected in the Albanian roadsign design.

Last edited by Alqaszar; June 15th, 2012 at 02:08 AM.
Alqaszar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #89
-Pino-
Funkin' down the Track
 
-Pino-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 706
Likes (Received): 127

Yep. And while there are some clear ties between Italy and Albania, sometimes one country simply copies another country without any apparent tie. Simply look at the way Greek directional signage resembles Germany. Every country in the world is free to have itself inspired by someone else...
__________________
http://www.brombeer.net/signs
-Pino- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #90
admirer of sir ALEX
Registered User
 
admirer of sir ALEX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 194
Likes (Received): 85

Quote:
Originally Posted by -Pino- View Post
- and of course there are the systems shared between former USSR republics, former Yugoslav republics and the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Concerning this above, you are absolutely wrong and only based on stereotypes from old times. For this comparison you are not a relevant person, not at all.
For instance, Croatia has a lot of similarities with Slovenia than with Serbia and Macedonia (they use Cyrillic letters as CCCP countries do, Bulgaria, BiH ..........).
I would say that Slovenia, Croatia and Kosovo have similar approach to this issue.
admirer of sir ALEX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #91
essendon bombers
QF9, SQ326, LH738, UA870
 
essendon bombers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 868
Likes (Received): 189

Are there any other places where traffic lights come diaginally into the intersection like this one in Brisbane?

I like these Queensland traffic lights, wish we had them in Victoria.

essendon bombers no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 11:12 AM   #92
slickman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Amarante
Posts: 1,188
Likes (Received): 71

I saw somewhere on this forum a pic I guess from French Guiana with original french signs, but I donīt remember where it was.
__________________
mAMARANTEs
slickman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #93
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

In the France Autoroute thread. I would like to see them on here as well...
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #94
slickman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Amarante
Posts: 1,188
Likes (Received): 71

I think it was in the International boarder crossings, but Iīm not sure.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...490597&page=90

There is a video of Highway in Reunion, looks like France!
__________________
mAMARANTEs
slickman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2012, 02:48 AM   #95
Hemi4WD
Meek & soft yet assertive
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by essendon bombers View Post
Australia is not all that different from Kenya/UK either.
The font makes a big difference though.
Hemi4WD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #96
LegendofZelda1996
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14
Likes (Received): 0

Japan uses a speed limit sign that is similar to a speed limit sign in the Czech Republic, but Japan uses blue font while the Czech Republic uses black font.


Speed limit sign in Japan
Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30912510


Speed limit sign in the Czech Republic
Source: http://www.colourbox.com/image/traff...-image-2777529
LegendofZelda1996 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #97
verreme
Registered User
 
verreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,392
Likes (Received): 645

The Czech font pretty much mimics the German one.
verreme no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #98
-Pino-
Funkin' down the Track
 
-Pino-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 706
Likes (Received): 127

It's DIN Mittelschrift, so indeed the font that the Germans use as the principal font for their signs. The Czech Republic also has selected this font, albeit that they have a tendency towards printing in allcaps while the Germans use normal capitalisation as a principle.

But when it comes to speed limit signs, the Germans use DIN Engschrift. So on this point the Czech / Japanese speed limit sign looks German, but has a clear difference with what you see in Germany.
__________________
http://www.brombeer.net/signs
-Pino- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #99
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

DIN 1451 Mittelschrift is actually my favorite font...
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium