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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #181
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khm, how about this problem in Lithuania: green motorway sign, but blue direction signs on motorway?!?!




What motorway(from where to where) is this?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 05:01 AM   #182
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I didn't know animals could read. Australian animals were always sth special...
Of course the animals thing is to say to the human they can't enter with a donkey, horse or other animal traction based way.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #183
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What motorway(from where to where) is this?
i'm not sure. as far as i see it is A12 (Latvian border - Joniškis - Šiauliai - Kelme - Taurage - Panemune/Russian border (Kanliningrad county). now, on map it is not motorway, but on photo it looks like real motorway, right? the first one - i don't know where from it is, but it is LTU 100%
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Old January 27th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #184
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Do other countries also use the system whereby you can be on any road but signs pointing to 'blue' Motorway routes are highlighted in blue?
in Croatia yes. actually, it appears almost everywhere. here in Croatia we have strictly decreed colours: green - motorway, blue - roads reserved only for motorized vehicles, yellow - all other roads, white - city roads/streets. so, if you are in the centre of e.g. Zagreb and you find a sign to Split, the sign will be white, but Split will be highlighted green because there is motorway from ZG to ST. or else, if you are on some state road and you want to go to centre of some city, the sign will be yellow, but "centre" on sign will be highlighted white.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #185
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khm, how about this problem in Lithuania: green motorway sign, but blue direction signs on motorway?!?!



In such case I'd say blue (unless chrishillcoat (the starter of the thread) disagrees with me, it's still his thread after all (btw, where the hell is he?); the opposite is in the Czech Republic, blue motorway sign, but green signs with places), but the problem is that I don't think this is a real motorway, "just" a motorway-like road/expressway/dual carriage-way, because I have a quite big map of Lithuania (I can't believe it's not written what the scale is) and it doesn't look like a motorway. There are many 4-lane expressways in Lithuania that aren't real motorways (but they also have real motorways). I already asked about this color of the signs in the "Scandinavian & Baltic Infrastructure Thread", but I got no replies. Namely, if we look at the next picture (taken in Lithuania), I think the marked sign is green (although it's not so easy to say):
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A2

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This was shot on A2, which runs from Vilnius to Panevėžys, and is a real motorway. I strongly believe that the marked sign is green, especially when we compare it to the blue sign near it.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #186
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Here's some good ones from my country, a little place known as America.







Wow, San Francisco left 5 lanes. Yay!








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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #187
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I strongly believe that the marked sign is green, especially when we compare it to the blue sign near it.
It is weird.
In your post, Expressway in Lithuania look more at a motorway than the A2 motorway.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #188
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^ Hehe, because of the fence by the expressway, but no fence by the motorway? It is a little funny, although fence by expressways is nothing weird, plus no fence by motorways with such a wide corridor of grass in the middle is nothing especially weird either, if you ask me. But that supposedly green sign bothers me as well. Here are more pictures from Lithuania (the grass corridor is really wide).
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Old January 29th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #189
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(the grass corridor is really wide).
wide, but mostly without fence. it's very dangerous. i'd prefer more narrow grass with fence in the middle
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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #190
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What is A2, 4, 35 and 3094? Are those types of highways. If they are what types of highways are they?


In Texas there are 7 different types of highways. Interstate, U.S., State(Texas) , Farm/Ranch Roads, Spurs, Loops, and Beltways which are designated by the state.
I'm not Thai but I do know that the A2 sign represents the Asian Highway Newtwork. A2 runs from Denpasar, Indonesia to Khosravi, Iran.

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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #191
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Here's some good ones from my country, a little place known as America.
I pass this fork everyday when I drive to my university. Also, I would not be too happy about 5 lanes leading to SF because after 500 metres the freeway will have only 3 lanes

I wish the Federal DOT finally introduced the blue signs and the alphanumerical route numbers instead of these oversized shields. After driving in the States for almost 7 years, I still haven't found any standardisation in freeway signs.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #192
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I wish the Federal DOT finally introduced the blue signs and the alphanumerical route numbers instead of these oversized shields. After driving in the States for almost 7 years, I still haven't found any standardisation in freeway signs.
How about converting it all to metric sistem too??
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Old January 29th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #193
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How about converting it all to metric sistem too??
Oh yes, you hit my sensitive side Although I live in California, I am not an American myself. I was born in a metric country and raised in a metric system, and I still don't know what all those damn inches, ounces, pounds are. Luckily, I use only metric system in the area of my study.

However, this topic is rather about the visual appearance of the freeway signs, and not their content.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 04:19 AM   #194
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^ Hehe, because of the fence by the expressway, but no fence by the motorway? It is a little funny, although fence by expressways is nothing weird, plus no fence by motorways with such a wide corridor of grass in the middle is nothing especially weird either, if you ask me. But that supposedly green sign bothers me as well. Here are more pictures from Lithuania (the grass corridor is really wide).
Fence in expressway is not weird (In France all the expressway have fence) but no fence in the motorway in weird.

French ewpressway
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I'm not Thai but I do know that the A2 sign represents the Asian Highway Newtwork. A2 runs from Denpasar, Indonesia to Khosravi, Iran.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...n_Highways.png
man, this image has 7 Mb! chill out a bit! you could have resized it at 150 kb and everything would still be visible
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:56 PM   #196
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(btw, where the hell is he?)
Still here! Have been busy with work the last week or so. I'm still looking for a good blank map of the world with borders and coastlines marked that I can paint green and blue
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Old January 29th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #197
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but no fence in the motorway in weird
Well, weird or not, here we can see that it's a real motorway:
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A2

Do you see the motorway sign?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #198
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A bus stop on a motorway?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #199
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public transport is very well developed in asia and europe.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #200
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A bus stop on a motorway?
it was my first association, too, but i guess it is SOS place (actually, i hope!).

btw, in Austria on A7 is possible to see local buses, but of course not stopping, and it is signed very good to be carefull because of slow buses
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