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Old February 16th, 2015, 06:22 PM   #21
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For the roads themselves, Japan and their hotwheels style Shuto expressways in Tokyo.

For signage, every country has at least a few elements I dislike. Germany's layout is nice but I hate how their font uses different sizing depending on the length of the word (similar to the images of Austria above). UK's transport font is my favourite typeface, but the sign layout is lacking and inconsistent. I could go on for hours. Perhaps I should design my own "perfect" motorway signage system.
I'm not fan of any European signage except Norways, Denmark, somewhat Sweden's (Should not use upper-case only though) and may have missed one or two other countries. Green background looks better too.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #22
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Austrian signage is hardly known for being elegant and easy to navigate. Case in point:
You have take the case of Autobahn near and around Wien... Maybe the problem is that the Austrians sign's system isn't proper for complex situation, but for the generic cases I think there isn't so much problems.

I've travelled on Sued-Autobahn (A2) in Styria and Canrinthia, and on A12 and A13 in Tyrol and there I didn't have particular problems.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 09:45 PM   #23
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Green background looks better too.
Pink or orange even better. No, wait ! Let's have brown as a background colour...

I don't like roadsigns in Canada. They don't use the Comic Sans font.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 10:23 PM   #24
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I don't like roadsigns in Canada. They don't use the Comic Sans font.
This is not clear and nice enough for you? Canada uses same as the U.S.

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Old February 17th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #26
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Driving in the U.S is pretty unique IMHO. Cheap gas, car culture, massive highways, very wide lanes and highway network (even in urban areas!) and the incredible of traffic make it a really interesting country. Would love to drive there again.

I'm in Madrid right now and while the highways are acceptable overall (some have very narrow sides and short ramps), it does not feel the same.
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Huge highways but no lane discipline at all. Gives British drivers a heart attack.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #28
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There's "no lane discipline at all" and there's realizing that when there are four lanes in each direction, you don't actually need to all sit in the right lane like obedient little Germans. I think that the latter would be a more accurate description of the way Americans drive.

(Seriously, we've done this to death. Like the metric system. If Europeans find people who don't do things exactly the way they do so disturbing, they always have the option of staying home....)
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Old February 17th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #29
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Huge highways but no lane discipline at all. Gives British drivers a heart attack.
True, but in some places drivers are better than others.
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There's "no lane discipline at all" and there's realizing that when there are four lanes in each direction, you don't actually need to all sit in the right lane like obedient little Germans. I think that the latter would be a more accurate description of the way Americans drive.

(Seriously, we've done this to death. Like the metric system. If Europeans find people who don't do things exactly the way they do so disturbing, they always have the option of staying home....)
Yeah. Just pick the lane that is painted pink and follow the signs with the nicest placenames written on them in Comic Sans.

(These discussions on "the country with the best/nicest/etcetera" only lead to useless quarrels and flamewars)
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I have been in a lot of European countries and Russia, and in the countries I have been this will be my rank:

1) Germany
2) Netherlands
3) Italy
4) Switzerland
5) UK
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