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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #21
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i like the blue color much more than the green
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #22
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The Dutch use the same font as the Americans.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #23
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Is there any country that doesn't use blue or green?
I suppose that you could include the signs on the transeuropean E-routes which are purple. Although strictly, the EU isnt a country.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone for your help! The map now looks like this:



Any further info on eastern Europe would be much appreciated
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #25
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Some examples (all blue):

Portugal:


Spain:


Germany:
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Old January 11th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #26
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Is there any country that doesn't use blue or green?
I heard Peru uses white
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Old January 11th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #27
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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.
I think green is the standard colour used for main highways or expressways such as the one heading to Lantau.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #28
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Green since they blend with the environment.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #29
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I prefer blue since you won't get colourblind with the greenery surrounding the highway
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #30
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the world highway capital uses green

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Old January 11th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #31
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I prefer blue since you won't get colourblind with the greenery surrounding the highway
Yeah, it may be one of the advantages of blue signs, because it sticks out like a sore thumb that even the drunk can notice
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Old January 11th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #32
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Yeah, it may be one of the advantages of blue signs, because it sticks out like a sore thumb that even the drunk can notice
Green sign can work on urban highways. Anyway, in The Philippines, they mostly use green signs though there are places that use blue like Baguio.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #33
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I think green is the standard colour used for main highways or expressways such as the one heading to Lantau.
No. The blue signs shown in those photos were from expressways that are part of the HK highway network.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #34
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Notice these New York signs are green :



The UK's signage code :

http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/signs_index.htm

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Old January 11th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #35
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1. For the beginning we're interested in Europe.
2. We don't care, if you like green or blue.

3. European countries that use green color: Russia, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, I think also Norway, but I'm not sure.
4. Blue color: Belarus.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #36
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many arab countries use blue, and is similar to the German system (font, arrows, numbers etc) at least Iraq, UAE, Iran, Egypt, South Africa.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:01 AM   #37
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Russia uses multiple colours:

sign says:
Kolomenskij pr.
pr-t. Andropova

Kashinskoe sh
Vavshavskoe sh
Centr


old picture sign says; Moskva (Moscow), Domodedovo


blue is used too;
sign says;
Aeroport
Domodedovo

Rostov-na-Donu
Volgograd
Voronezh
Kashira


another sign;
says:
Yaroslavl
Uglich
Kaljazin



exit to Kazan, blue


near St. Petersburg
sign says (top): Kronshstadt (sounds German)

near Moscow:
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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #38
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Russian FREEWAYS are only GREEN, man! What's with blue, isn't freeway! And that road with white signs is in a CITY, and is not freeway.


Btw, also Albania uses blue on its freeways.

P.S.: Is there any freeway in Montenegro?
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Old January 12th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #39
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Exactly!
Russia is green!

We don't care they they use multiple colours for diferente roads... that happens everywhere... here in Portugal we have signs in White, Green and Blue... But what is being discussed in this thread is the COLOUR OF THE FREEWAY SIGNS!

Not the normal road signs... not the colour of the exit signs on the freeways, but just the colour of the main freeway signs , so please avoid saying that in the X country there are zillions of colours for road signs....
We are only discussing the colour of the main signs of freeways.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #40
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They are all for motorways. Russia uses three colors - green, blue and white. Order and condition is defined by the GOST 10807-78. (section 3)

main are green and white (roads within city boundaries, including motorways). blue signes on motorways contain information about directions (exits) to non motorways. plus there are some more conditions.
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