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View Poll Results: left, center or right aligned?
Left aligned 12 28.57%
Center aligned 10 23.81%
Right aligned 0 0%
mixed (overhead center, exit left aligned) 19 45.24%
i don't look at the signage anyway 1 2.38%
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Old May 26th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #381
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There are many things about the German signs I like better than the American, in fact, overall I would say German signage is my favorite in the world...However, I prefer the American way of using arrows. Basically, downward means continue on the road you're on, whereas an up arrow, usually pointed off to the right, tells you to leave the highway you're on.
I also prefer listing cities on destination signs in the order you'll arrive in them...in other words:

Newark 30
Baltimore 75
Washington D.C. 115

After all, that's the way we read, from top to bottom.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #382
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that's also logical in the late 70s, early 80s, there were also some signs around frankfurt following the way with the down-arrows

but they are no longer used because of the reason I already told. also this sign showed has been replaced as far as i know.

concerning the destination list: you're used to this and we're used to that, but here also, both systems are making sense

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Old May 27th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #383
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And i thought i was the highway signage freak
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Old May 27th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #384
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do you wanna know where i all "learned" this stuff? from your pictures you have posted in the "show your sign-thread" and after that in the "AB-Beschilderung in Hessen"-thread. then i was finally totally infected, but i already have drawn highway signs since being a child in the elementary school when visiting relatives in other cities and riding the autobahn was always best thing in life
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:16 AM   #385
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here's one in the philippines. so many rules


see the sign, it states " no crossing or you die" and you see that guy cross

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Old May 31st, 2007, 09:53 AM   #386
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THE BEST SIGN EVER!!!
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #387
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^ What's "Brücke"?
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bridge (most).
Man, you always take it so seriously, first FYROM, now Brücke...
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #388
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This is in Põltsamaa, Estonia. Picture is from Flickr.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #389
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Button Copy

Post photos of button copy signs:



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Old November 4th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #390
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Just in case: Button copy
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Old November 4th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #391
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Connecticut has to be the capital of button copy.

A lot of the state's highway signs are button copy, and are falling apart. A large proportion of them are barely legible after dark. Luckily, the state is gradually replacing them, but they still are the majority, especially in the Hartford area. They look horrible.

Here's some examples:

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New reflective signs are now common in many parts of the state, they look nice:

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Old November 4th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #392
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Despite being old and falling appart, I like watching them, b/c they remind me of those old American movies with glitzy names like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #393
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i seen them for the first time in 1999 when I got to go with a family friend trucking down to North Carolina. They love them in Ohio, that's for sure (around Toledo) and i was fascinated in them, how they light up and fade as you pass.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #394
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Says in the article that now they use retroreflective signs. Interesting. Do they use them in Ontario or Canada for that matter?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #395
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I have never seen a button copy in Ontario.

I think way back in the day, like the 1930s, some signs were used, but still. It was very limited.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #396
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I dont think we ever had such things around here. But that might has to do something with that I'm not american.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #397
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Highway route markers

We start with the United States:

Interstates:
Hawaiian Interstate:

Alaska interstate (unsigned):

Puerto Rican interstate (unsigned):

Interstate Highway


US Highways


State Routes:

Alabama:

Alaska:

Arizona:

Arkansas:

California:

Colorado:

Connecticut:

Delaware:

Florida:

Georgia:

Hawaii:

Idaho:

Illinois:

Indiana:

Iowa:

Kansas:

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Louisiana:

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Massachusetts:

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Tennessee:

Texas:

Utah:

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American Samoa:

Guam:
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #398
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Business Loop:

Business Spur:

US Highway California style:

US Highway oldschool:

US Highway met suffix:

Historic US Highways:

Historic US Highways, California style:

US Highway Business, Maryland style:

Scenic Route:

Forest Route:

Indian Route:

Bicycle route

Alternate bike route:
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #399
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Texas style:
Tollway:

Loop:

Spur:

Beltway:

Farm-to-Market Road

Park Road:

Recreational Road

Nasa Road:

Old San Antonio Road
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #400
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Bay parkway:






















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