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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #241
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I personally prefer blue colour for motorways and green colour for other highways (like in France). It's very convenient because whenever I see a blue directional sign, I know it will point to a motorway even before I am close enough to read what it says.

What I don't like is the French mess of blue, green and white signs on autoroutes
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Old March 5th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #242
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I personally prefer blue colour for motorways and green colour for other highways (like in France). It's very convenient because whenever I see a blue directional sign, I know it will point to a motorway even before I am close enough to read what it says.
The same can be said for green. In fact, I think green is even more noticeable!
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #243
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It is not such a big deal as long as there is consistency.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:22 AM   #244
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The same can be said for green. In fact, I think green is even more noticeable!
Yes, as long as motorways and national highways have different corresponding colours. When it is all green or all blue, it doesn't help much
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #245
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Yes, as long as motorways and national highways have different corresponding colours. When it is all green or all blue, it doesn't help much
That's not the case with The United States which only use green markings.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:57 AM   #246
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Yeah, I know. I wasn't discussing the US signage either.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #247
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Yes, as long as motorways and national highways have different corresponding colours. When it is all green or all blue, it doesn't help much
Of course, I wasn't talking about everything being green.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #248
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Here's an idea... all signs are two phase, green on one side, blue on the other. Each car has a transponder, so based on the country you're from, if you want it to be blue, it's blue. If you want it to be green, it's green.


Hey, I never said it was a good idea.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #249
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Here's an idea... all signs are two phase, green on one side, blue on the other. Each car has a transponder, so based on the country you're from, if you want it to be blue, it's blue. If you want it to be green, it's green.
And the next stage: delete all signs.
All cars will get a GPS.
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That's not the case with The United States which only use green markings.

True. I really don't see the point of changing colors for the type of highway you're on. In the United States we have "highways" that can be a freeway in one location but miles away it could be two lane road or street.

I remember going on a camping trip in West Texas and realized that in Ft. Worth U.S. 377 is part of a freeway but where we were standing U.S. 377 was nothing more than a narrow two lane bridge going over the creek we were about to go down with canoes.

I do like that we have different sign colors in reference to the type of information they represent. Green for guidance, neon yellow for schools, yellow for caution, orange for construction, blue for services, brown for recreation, red for restrictions, black/white for legal (speed limits, traffic flow..etc) signs.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #251
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And the next stage: delete all signs.
All cars will get a GPS.
Paris it is almost the case with TOM TOM.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #252
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True. I really don't see the point of changing colors for the type of highway you're on.
Same for yellow central line - can you live without it? Yeah, sure. Would it be still more convenient to have it? I guess so.
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Norway got less than 200km with A Class highways. Most of the highways got 90km/h as speedlimit, while some testparts is beeing tested with 100km/h at the moment.

Also another note is that most of the stretches which was 80km/h before, have been cut to 70km/h for safety reasons.

Driving by car from Oslo to Trondheim, which is arround 555km in distance. You have highway class A from Oslo to Gardermoen and then it shrinks to highway class B right after the airport. Then its 2 lane road all the way until Trondheim which dosent have any A class highway.


Btw, how is the Icelandic highways? Forgot them?
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Old March 9th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #254
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #255
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Norway got less than 200km with A Class highways. Most of the highways got 90km/h as speedlimit, while some testparts is beeing tested with 100km/h at the moment.

Also another note is that most of the stretches which was 80km/h before, have been cut to 70km/h for safety reasons.

Driving by car from Oslo to Trondheim, which is arround 555km in distance. You have highway class A from Oslo to Gardermoen and then it shrinks to highway class B right after the airport. Then its 2 lane road all the way until Trondheim which dosent have any A class highway.
All true, but what's it got to do with signage?

While we're off topic.. It's bad enough that Oslo and Trondheim are only connected by winding, narrow two-lane roads, a lot of which isn't even wide enough to have the yellow divider line (because there's nothing to divide), but even Oslo and Gothenburg, two metros of around 800k people, aren't fully connected by motorways.. This is also the main route going south from southern Norway, and a lot of goods traffic uses it. True, it tends to be washed away by massive rainfall, but that shouldn't stop them

Edit: Just to bring myself smoothly back on topic: Although Norway uses the yellow divider line, it's not used on the few kilometres of motorways we have here. In the US, at least, the "yellow means traffic flows in the opposite direction on the other side" is also apparent on divided roadways, but motorways here will look just like any other european motorway, markings-wise..

Edit 2: Obviously I forgot which thread this is
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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #256
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Portugal:

Motorways: Blue
Expressways: Green
Everything else: White
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #257
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Just to clarify, expressways would be roads with 2 or 3 lanes, and 2 directions, but with limited access.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #258
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Just to clarify, expressways would be roads with 2 or 3 lanes, and 2 directions, but with limited access.
They can be have only 1 lane in each direction ex: IP3
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #259
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A little off topic but this is the only photo I can find with HK using white markings

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A little off topic but this is the only photo I can find with HK using white markings


lol well it's better than nothing
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