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Old June 23rd, 2007, 03:40 PM   #321
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Are those 8 lanes for real?
If you're in that far left lane you'll need a pair of binoculars to see the exit signage. The offramps are just a "rumour" that far over!
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Old June 24th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #322
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Too American? Whats wrong with looking American?
Take it easy, dude Billpa already explained what I meant. I was trying to say that I don't see any significant differences from the rest of US signage except for the font.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #323
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I've read somewhere the reason that road signs are green background white text is because it is easier to see and more visible in all types of weather e.g. rainy, cloudy and clear weather.

It might be true in Europe they have tested it and blue background on white text is easier to see in all types of weather.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #324
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I heard Peru uses white
Yellow would look awesome for motorways, but good yellow like some Bulgarian sigins (not motorway) which has a bit orange and blue for normal roads, that would look the best and coolest I think.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:44 AM   #325
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like on german Schnellstraße? (please, radi, this is for signs only, not for barriers or asphalt or missing shoulders. i say this prophylactical )









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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:56 AM   #326
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Îf only the shoulders were wider on pic 5 it would look like a real motorway, I would like yellow most for real motorways.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:40 AM   #327
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That one on picture 5 looks like a real motorway as it is. Better than many (most?) real motorways around the world.
It has all the carachteristics to be a motorway... it just has a diference name...
Not all the other photo's though.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:52 PM   #328
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I heard Peru uses white
I guess some City Highways have also white Color.

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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:59 PM   #329
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I very much like blue motorway signs. I have to say I quite like the UK system of signage (well the colours anyway).

M roads (motorways) - Blue
A roads (expressways or arterials) - Green
B roads and minor roads (main roads or alternative routes) - White
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Old December 1st, 2007, 04:16 PM   #330
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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?
The signs on the motorways are indeed blue. Signs on other roads are also blue, except the signs that direct to motorways, these are green. It is possible that you have for instance a sign thats say Brussels in blue to the left and in green to the right. So the motorway is to the right and the normal road to the left...
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Old December 1st, 2007, 06:25 PM   #331
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I guess some City Highways have also white Color.
in Germany white is a colour of city roads, yellow of state roads (bundesstrassen), blue are the motorways. probably this one in Köln doesn't match with any national roads, while this one in Berlin does. that's why there are yellow signs, and here white.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 06:32 PM   #332
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first pic of Köln shows the B55n, a Bundesstraße. But for some reason they even didn't number the road on the sign as you can see.
the other two pics show the L124, a Landesstraße (used to be A559 though). Usually, Landesstraßen numbers are nowhere signed on the road signs, only on the kilometerposts every 200 meters.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 08:57 PM   #333
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Now in Spain you can find:

White text over blue background in Autopistas and autovías (Motorways and Expressways motorway-like).
GC-1 in Gran Canaria. Pic by Nicolás.


White text over green background in single carriageway expressways (vía rápida) now only in Catalonian regional network. Vía rápida concept has disappeared from State Roads Network and it has been replaced by a kind of road called "vía para automóviles" ("way for cars"). This is also used in Barcelona ring motorways system (B-10 and B-20), they are State Roads Network motorways but they use green signs.
Pic by catorze14 in flickr. Expressway C-25 (Eix Transversal de Catalunya/Catalonia Transversal Axis) -forget the face..lol-
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B-20 Ronda de Dalt. Ring motorways system of Barcelona. Supposedly it's a motorway or a expressway but it uses green signs. Pic by Chriszwolle.



Black text over white background on the rest of roads: single carriageways,
conventional ones and expressways (vía para automóviles), and urban roads.
Pic by Arriaca. N-320 highway. Generally text uses capital letters, but I think that in single carriageway expressways of State Roads Network (vías para automóviles) the only difference between conventional roads and expressways are the type of text. Here you can see lower-case text because is a stretch with expressway characteristics.



However, at the beginning of the 90's the Spanish Ministry of Public Works tried a special sign schema colour for autovías ("expressways motorway-like") with blue text and white background. It was finally abandoned and replaced by blue blackground schema.
Old schema for autovias sign on A-31. Pic by Nephasto.


Pic by Skylandman


Moreover you can find additional colours over any kind of sign:

-White text over green background is also used for urban places, streets, squares, etc.
Santander entrance by Carabazatowers.


-Black text over yellow background is used for interesting places for visitors or travellers as airports, railways or bus stations, parkings, malls, etc.
Pic by Nicolás


Yellow signs are used for works too.

-White text over brown background is used for natural places and turistic attractions (natural parks, parks, historical cities, etc).
-Black text over orange background for amusement zones (funfairs, leisure harbours, stadiums and arenas, etc)-
M-30 exit to Casa Campo (Park) and Parque de Atracciones (Amusement Park)
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-White text over purple/magenta (depending on sign) background for cultural equipment (educational centers, libraries, etc) and monuments.
Pic by Booze. Ma-13 exit to Lluc Monastery in Mallorca.


-White text over grey background for industrial zones.
Pic by Booze. Ma-13.


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Old December 1st, 2007, 09:39 PM   #334
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in Germany white is a colour of city roads, yellow of state roads (bundesstrassen), blue are the motorways. probably this one in Köln doesn't match with any national roads, while this one in Berlin does. that's why there are yellow signs, and here white.
No, different.
White on blue is for Autobahns, all other roads are generally signed black on yellow, not only federal roads. These are the standard colors for all signs. If different colors are needed, generally only panels with those colors are used for the specific targets. Only sometimes the complete sign can be in this color (like on Patrick's pics).
These different colors are:
Inner city targets black on white.
Touristical targets white on brown.
Road systems of trade fairs or airports sometimes use white on green, i.e. all roads belonging to Frankfurt airport use green signs - according to my first words of course with blue panels for Autobahn targets and yellow panels for other extraairportican (nice word I invented ) targets. Exception is the B43 which as a federal road has still yellow signs.
However, completely white OVERHEAD signs like those Patrick showed in his pictures can only be found in Cologne and on the Mittlerer Ring in Munich. Don't know the reason why they are white. These roads are some kind of inner city expressways, a relic of the "car-friendly city" and most of the targets are inner city, maybe that's the reason for.
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Great explanation Reivajar!
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No, different.
White on blue is for Autobahns, all other roads are generally signed black on yellow, not only federal roads. These are the standard colors for all signs. If different colors are needed, generally only panels with those colors are used for the specific targets. Only sometimes the complete sign can be in this color (like on Patrick's pics).
yes, i know that. i just thought if city road match with some of "yellow" roads it is yellow, and if it doesn't match (if it is just a city street) it was white. but probably no rule for federal roads inside the cities.


btw, are there any more countries except Germany and ex-Yugoslavian countries that use yellow? (ok, spanish special destinations, too)
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:30 PM   #337
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Luxemburg... I don't remember any others right now.
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Norway?
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Norway?
Yes, for most roads. Motorways (all 2km of them) use blue. Local destinations use white.
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yes, i know that. i just thought if city road match with some of "yellow" roads it is yellow, and if it doesn't match (if it is just a city street) it was white. but probably no rule for federal roads inside the cities.


btw, are there any more countries except Germany and ex-Yugoslavian countries that use yellow? (ok, spanish special destinations, too)
Some Bulgarian roads have beautiful yellow signs but they are very rare, I don´t know why, for nationalroads they prefer blue but I don´t know why somewheere they use yellow.
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