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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #301
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We need pics of Lithuanian motorways!
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Old May 16th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #302
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I've got two pix of Lithuanian motorways; I believe the color of the motorway signs there won't be a question anymore.





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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #303
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I am wondering, i saw blue and green motorway signs in Austria, on the A10 motorway Salzburg Villach there are green signs, but on the motorway Salzburg Vieanna there are blue sings and i don´t get this, why is this? I find green motorway signs somehow better.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #304
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I am wondering, i saw blue and green motorway signs in Austria, on the A10 motorway Salzburg Villach there are green signs, but on the motorway Salzburg Vieanna there are blue sings and i don´t get this, why is this? I find green motorway signs somehow better.
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Are you sure? Because the austrian motorway signs are pretty much standardized... Blue is used for directions reached via motorways and, to my knowledge, green is only for rest areas (Raststationen).

On the other hand, Hungary is also supposed to be using blue direction signs on motorways. But on the M5 section Budapest - Kiskunfelegyháza they are green like on national roads! This changes after Kiskunfelegyháza towards the serbian border on the newly-built section... I always wondered why they didn't go with the standard...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #305
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I have come into this thread from a separate forum, where Chris Hillcoat and I are both members. Just to clarify a few points:

* I believe it is necessary to make a distinction between countries which differentiate road class by sign background color, and countries which don't. Europe falls into the former category while North America falls into the latter.

* It is not correct to say that Mexican traffic signing standards aren't online. The Mexican Manual de dispositivos para el control del tránsito has been online for some time. And, in fact, there is a profusion of standards since SEDESOL has a bilingual signing manual which is apparently intended for use in urban areas near the US border, and SCT also has an official standard (in the NOM series but gazetted in the Diario Oficial de la República) dealing with urban signing.

* It has been noted that Chile differentiates road class by sign background color. Among Latin American countries I believe it is unusual in this respect, largely because most if not all Latin American countries have signed up to a Manual interamericano de dispositivos para el control del tránsito, which channels the signing idiom spelled out in the American MUTCD. However, I don't think Chile is unique in this regard. I also think Uruguay uses a blue rather than green background for guide signs. (The position should be relatively easy to check in the traffic signing manual which is on Uruguay's DGV's website.)

* The posters who noted that purple guide signs are used in Houston and elsewhere in the US are correct. Purple is becoming popular for guide signs on toll roads because it is associated with the EZ-PASS consortium, which is the largest grouping of turnpike agencies with interoperable electronic toll collection. However, the use of purple on guide signs is still considered experimental. It should also be noted that the US MUTCD now allows the use of white background on guide signs pertaining to high-occupancy vehicle lanes which are not in 24-hour operation. (24-hour HOV lanes still need to use green-background guide signs.)
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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #306
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Peru - Blue

It is not quite that simple. Peru's Manual de Dispositivos de Control del Tránsito Automotor para Calles y Carreteras suggests that Peru follows the North American model of using green background for all guide signs. However, this publication suggests that green is used only for important roads in rural areas, with blue being used for principal highways in urban areas while black on white is used for less important roads everywhere.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #307
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Without having read through all 16 pages in the thread but only seeing the map that identifies Canada as green, I would like to comment that both colours are used in Nova Scotia, Canada. New signs on provincial roads (100-series and the bridges) are blue, most older signs are green and so are the ones on municipal highways (i.e. Bedford).
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Old June 9th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #308
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Het is hetzelfde in Wallonië hoor.

Sign for Brussels (Bruxelles). Where on Earth was this photographed? Belgium and all its neighboring countries use blue on motorways, where did they get green?
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #309
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Well, here is the first picture Google gave me

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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #310
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But Belgium uses blue!
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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #311
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Although the guide signs on motorways are indeed blue, from both photos above it seems that the direction to the motorway is green. Can someone confirm?
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Old June 11th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #312
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Wouldn't surprise me. Belgium's road signage is horrible in general!
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Old June 14th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #313
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Although green, freeway signs in the state of Georgia are somewhat different in appearance from the rest of the United States. From somewhere near Atlanta:

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"The rest of the United States" is also very different from each other Georgia's signs still look too American.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 08:24 AM   #315
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Although green, freeway signs in the state of Georgia are somewhat different in appearance from the rest of the United States. From somewhere near Atlanta:

Its the font.

This is the font used in most US highways

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:47 PM   #316
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Although green, freeway signs in the state of Georgia are somewhat different in appearance from the rest of the United States. From somewhere near Atlanta:

Are those 8 lanes for real?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 11:48 PM   #317
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Yes, but that hasn't solved traffic problems in ATL.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 12:30 AM   #318
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I am wondering, i saw blue and green motorway signs in Austria, on the A10 motorway Salzburg Villach there are green signs, but on the motorway Salzburg Vieanna there are blue sings and i don´t get this, why is this? I find green motorway signs somehow better.
Nope, Austria fully uses blue signs, I'm sure of this. However, they use the green colour in different instances, usually when pointing to natural or cultural heritage and maybe industry and the like..
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 10:43 AM   #319
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"The rest of the United States" is also very different from each other Georgia's signs still look too American.
Too American? Whats wrong with looking American?
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 03:39 PM   #320
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I think he's saying that Georgia's signs don't look different from the rest of the US- they look "too American" to be considered different.
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