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Old August 25th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #481
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Good question. Answer: If the Spanish government DID NOTHING about the economy in the last 7 years… do you think, seriously, they will do make all Autovias into Autopistas…? Spain is like a parody of the European rich countries.


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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:05 AM   #482
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I think it's time to convince the Spanish government to change all blue motorways signs into white with blue letters, and then this map will have big white spot… and this thread will change to Blue vs. Green vs White …


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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #483
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Or if we want to be more accurate we can draw white stripes in spain just like Ontario, Canada :P
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #484
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Some of these are still on the A1 coming down to Madrid.


more than twenty years old signals!!!!!

It is recommended to update signals every 10 years. Some of those (20 years old) are impossible to be seen while night.

When the motorway was built it was named as N-I, (N-II, etc...) and later they change the name to A-1... and keeping N-I for the old stenches of that road.

First signals in those motorways where in white.... and when they change the name of the road, they change part of signals. So then... sometimes in the night you could see only "A-1" (a sticker fixed 10 years ago). The rest... absolutely impossible.


I remember than in A-2 motorway there was one signal that indicated a little village wrong. It was written with "V" instead of "B"... and the fault kept on while 18 years.

When they updated signals on A-2... the new one had corrected that mistakes..... Wow!!!
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #485
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #486
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Namibia is green as well: http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=windhoe...oid=po-3753741

(Picture from B1 (Western bypass) near Windhoek, the only freeway in the country)
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:41 AM   #487
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Namibia signposts in the South African style. So if the South African approach is anything to go by, I would say that the Windhoek bypass is not a formal motorway. South Africa uses blue for motorways and green for non-motorways. The latter category includes routes that look like a motorway but are not one (usually because access is not restricted).
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #488
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Namibian B-roads can be compared to South-African N-roads. The latter have green signs when they are single carriageways, and blue when they are freeway. That distinction has not been made in Namibia - all B-roads have green signs, whether they are single carriageways or freeways.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #489
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Namibia is green as well: http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=windhoe...oid=po-3753741

(Picture from B1 (Western bypass) near Windhoek, the only freeway in the country)
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #490
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In this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=246489
You can find a picture of green freewaysigns in the Dom. Republic.
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Namibian B-roads can be compared to South-African N-roads. The latter have green signs when they are single carriageways, and blue when they are freeway. That distinction has not been made in Namibia - all B-roads have green signs, whether they are single carriageways or freeways.
I do recall having driven on one or two dual carriageway N-routes in South Africa that were signposted in green. In Swaziland, also on South African style, I encountered the same. MR3 between the SAn border and Mbabane is dual carriageway and blue, MR3 between Mbabane and Manzini is dual carriageway and green.

But it may just be that signposting in those areas was just wrong, e.g. that they had just upgraded the road but not yet exchanged the green signs for blue ones. Any Saffers to enlighten us?
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:35 PM   #492
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I'll enlighten you guys when I get home later today, don't worry.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #493
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #494
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The latest version:
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I do recall having driven on one or two dual carriageway N-routes in South Africa that were signposted in green. In Swaziland, also on South African style, I encountered the same. MR3 between the SAn border and Mbabane is dual carriageway and blue, MR3 between Mbabane and Manzini is dual carriageway and green.

But it may just be that signposting in those areas was just wrong, e.g. that they had just upgraded the road but not yet exchanged the green signs for blue ones. Any Saffers to enlighten us?
There are a few places where national roads are dual carriageway, but on closer inspection have some minor at-grade intersections, so they do not get blue signs. Molenaar Valley

There are other places where gradients and curves don't meet freeway standards or there is no alternative route for non-freeway traffic, such as the Houwhoek Pass

There are only a few of these though.

I'm unconvinced about Namibia using green signs for freeways though. The northern part of the Windhoek Western Bypass is the only grade-separated dual carriageway in the country, and I'm doubtful that it is classed as a freeway (ie having restricted access).

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Heh, I always assumed blue was the most common for motorways surprised to see that isn't the case. Is there any reason why a country picks blue over green or vice versa? Is it better visibility or is it simply because they're copying it from another country?
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White on Blue is better visible in the dark than white on green (better contrast), so no surprise that a lot of countries chose it as colour-scheme for their (at least initially) high speed freeways. (The colours often have been chosen in an era before retroreflection).

Apart from that it often is part of a national colour-scheme in which normal roads also have their own colour. For example:

Country/Freeway/Mainroads/Other roads/Local Roads/Detours

Germany/White on Blue/Black on Yellow/Black on Yellow/Black on White/Black on White
France/White on Blue/White on Green/Black on White/Black on White/Black on Yellow
Belgium/White on Blue/White on Blue/White on Blue/Black on White/Black on Orange
Netherlands/White on Blue/White on Blue/White on Blue/Black on White/Black on Yellow

Every country its own combination, or even more combinations. Like red on white. In NL it's a special sign for bikers, in DK it is used for Main roads...
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White on Blue is better visible in the dark than white on green (better contrast), so no surprise that a lot of countries chose it as colour-scheme for their (at least initially) high speed freeways. (The colours often have been chosen in an era before retroreflection).

Apart from that it often is part of a national colour-scheme in which normal roads also have their own colour. For example:

Country/Freeway/Mainroads/Other roads/Local Roads/Detours

Germany/White on Blue/Black on Yellow/Black on Yellow/Black on White/Black on White
France/White on Blue/White on Green/Black on White/Black on White/Black on Yellow
Belgium/White on Blue/White on Blue/White on Blue/Black on White/Black on Orange
Netherlands/White on Blue/White on Blue/White on Blue/Black on White/Black on Yellow

Every country its own combination, or even more combinations. Like red on white. In NL it's a special sign for bikers, in DK it is used for Main roads...
UK and Ireland

Motorways - White on Blue (route numbers are in taller type)
Primary Routes - White on Green (route numbers are Yellow on Green)
Non-Primary Routes - Black on White (route numbers normal type)
Detours - Black on Yellow
Tourist Attractions - White on Brown

So except for the special treatment of route numbers, it's more or less the same as France's system.
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White on Blue/White on Green/(White on Green-Black on White)/Black on White/Black on Yellow

For tourist attractions White on Brown
For public services like Terminals and rest areas Black on Orange
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