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Old November 9th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #441
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They look like french signs.
...you know the french influence in this region!
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #442
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Peru is not in the blue camp. Signs on Peruvian motorways are green like those on any other road. Blue signage in Peru is always either touristical or municipal stuff.

Swaziland can go into the blue camp. For its two kilometers of true motorway between Mbabane and the SA border.

Thailand is green. See the many pictures in the Thailand thread.

Add as no-motorway countries: Cambodia, Laos
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Old November 10th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #443
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Algeria is blue:


Georgia is green:


Namibia is grey - as far as Wikipedia knows there's no definition of Motorway in the local law.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #444
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Hi,

I was looking for information here and decided to share some too. You see, I'm from Lithuania and could tell you some facts about the situation.

"GREEN road": [A2] Vilnius - Ukmergė - Panevėžys

Speed limit in summer season: 130 kmh
Speed limit in winter season: 110 kmh
Yes, you may see a bus stop there. All of them are placed in "slow" lines. There are no city buses out there. Only those which goes between cities. Actually, I can't remember the last time I saw a bus in such a bus stop. In most cases it is cars with flat tire.
Road quality in A2 varies. You may see it in pictures. Many kilometers of road surface was replaced during last few years, but still there is much left.
One of biggest problem in A2 is wildlife. Especially elks. There are special fences, but they are not much of a help. Every year there are few accidence involving elks.

[A1] Greitkelis Vilnius-Kaunas

A1 cannot be called highway/motorway. Only some 20 out of 100 km has the motorway sigh in which the speed limit is 110 kmh in summer season and 100 kmh in winter. Most of the time the speed limit is 100kmh and in some places 70-80kmh. It is rather strange, because A1 is better road then A2. Surface is better, there are barrier in between the lines all the way from Vilnius to Kaunas. Maybe there are a bit more towns around.

A1 continues towards the Baltic sea:

[A1] Kaunas - Kryžkalnis - Klaipėda

Actually, I was traveling this part of A1 road quite some time ago and I am not sure about speed limits and so on.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #445
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in brazil:

blue


and green







and white

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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #446
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really? where? i hear for that first time!
I found old Hungarian motorway signs (green). Blue signs are new.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #447
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Darker grey signifies countries with no motorways (Greenland, Iceland etc.). If you can rule out any more of these countries, they can be added to the map.
Technically, Greenland should be painted green. It may not have any motorways (or hardly any roads), but they do have regulations stating that the colour of signage on their non-existing motorways are green :P

Also, as stated a few times earlier: Denmark is Green, not Blue!


Also, in regard to an ooold comment in this thread, here we actually DO have bus stops on some motorways:
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #448
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Is there any country that does not use either green or blue signs, but some other colour?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #449
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Since nobody seem to care for this map I took the liberty of making some additions (changed Denmark and Ukraine to green, added Thailand, Georgia and Algeria).

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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #450
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Since nobody seem to care for this map I took the liberty of making some additions (changed Denmark and Ukraine to green, added Thailand, Georgia and Algeria).

Canada uses a bit of both.

Examples:

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Edit: Here's my crappy editing job at adding lines to the map:


If someone wants to fix that up, by all means go ahead.

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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #451
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Blue is only used here for special circumstances, such as on collector lanes when they exist (so basically 401, 427, QEW in Ontario), and on toll roads (407). Also seems to be on non-directional signs.

Otherwise, though, the main colour on freeways for directional signs is green, like in the states.

Also, do other provinces beside Ontario ever use blue?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #452
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Also, do other provinces beside Ontario ever use blue?
We do in NS. Here are some examples.









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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:26 AM   #453
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According to the Iranian thread in here, they use blue for the real motorways in Iran.

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(Posted by vatse on Iranian highways thread).
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Most Asian countries uses both colours. In HK for example, we use blue for main roads / urban motorways and green for national motorways.

Urban motorway


National motorway
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #455
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Hong Kong does not have the notion of national motorway / urban motorway split. All highways are labelled the same way. Notice in the two photos the logo is the same for the highway numbering.
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Hong Kong does not have the notion of national motorway / urban motorway split. All highways are labelled the same way. Notice in the two photos the logo is the same for the highway numbering.
But uses either blue or green signs.
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India seems to use green colour
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #458
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If someone is changing this map again.
Also there are no motorways in Yemen. So it should be gray.


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Iran has blue for motorways. Green is used for expressways and other roads.

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Jordan has no motorways. There are only expressways like in Estonia and Latvia in Europe. They may look like motorways at some pictures but they have actually u-turns, uncontrolled entrys and exits and so on along the way.


Syria has blue for motorways.

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Tunisia has blue for motorways.

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But uses either blue or green signs.
It's the same highway system. That's the point I want to make. It's not urban / national differentiated. We don't even use China's highway naming convention in Hong Kong.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:55 AM   #460
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Albania is Green not Blue...
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