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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Blue vs. Green motorway signs

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I'm trying to put together a map of Europe (to start with) showing what colour your motorways are signed with. For example, in the UK motorway signs are blue, but in Switzerland they are green.



Please help with your country! Thanks.

UPDATE MAY 2007:

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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #2
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In australia they are green
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #3
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In Chile are blue
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #4
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aparently scandinavia has green signs

http://grenzen.150m.com/autoweg.htm
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #5
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Denmark has both.... Green is long distance information and blue is nearby information...


If you dig in the details I think the green colour is used only on the E ( Europe ) roads... but I'm not completely sure...
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #6
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Canada= Green
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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #7
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As for Czechia, both Motorways and Expressways have green signs, but number of Motorway is in red box while number of Expressway is in blue box.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #8
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You can paint Portugal in blue too.
It's just like in Spain or France.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #9
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If you dig in the details I think the green colour is used only on the E ( Europe ) roads... but I'm not completely sure...
Nope, green is also used for "normal" motorways here in Denmark, the new one here in Herning are filled with green signs, although it's not an "E" motorway. Blue signs only seems to appear at exits that doesn't lead to another motorway.

To sum up, normal motorway signs in Denmark are green.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #10
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In Sweden, sings are green. Exit sigs are blue, though, unless it is a motorway junction.



Serbian motorway signs are blue too
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #11
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Canada= Green
A number of signs on the 401 through Toronto are blue though. I don't think there's a standard colour. I prefer blue. They're more pleasing to the eye.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #12
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Here's how I look at it. All US highways use green signs. Most European highways use blue.

In Asia it's a combination. Green signs are used for highways while blue are used for main roads.

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As for US highways, all of them use green signs and have a similar font

Here's one I took in NJ

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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #14
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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to put together a map of Europe (to start with) showing what colour your motorways are signed with. For example, in the UK motorway signs are blue, but in Switzerland they are green.



Please help with your country! Thanks.
I never understood why EU (at least) doesn't take a decision to have a homogeneous color in whole Europe
Travelling by car across different states is nowadays very common and to have too different signals creates only confusion in drivers
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #15
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In Thailand, the majority of signs are green, except for expressway entrances
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Old January 10th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #16
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We are discussing only the colour of the sing in freeways!

You don't need to tell that in your country there are various colours, and that x is used on freeways and y on regular roads.
That happens everywhere... we are just talking about the colours of the signs on freeways... main signs... not exit signs, that can have another colour.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #17
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These are highways, and have blue signs.

http://www.hk-place.com/pic.php?src=p337007
http://www.hk-place.com/pic.php?src=p337003
http://www.hk-place.com/pic.php?src=p314003

There isn't a particular standard as to what colours are used. It's either green or blue. However, what is clear is that the main highway areas such as Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which most Hong Kongers have likely passed through before, use blue backgrounds.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #18
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Although in Spain all motorway signs are blue, in those which are also European routes there are a little green sign too.

Motorway (European route):




Motorway (not an European route):
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #19
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Serbia green signs
Hungary uses blue
Croatian motorways have green signs, and the ones in Greece too.

Bulgaria uses both.

Bosnia uses Green.

Cyprus uses Green

Finland = green
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #20
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Is there any country that doesn't use blue or green?
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