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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #521
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #522
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I do remember however, blue highway signs in Sweden having a much darker tone of blue. Still a few of them around. Must have changed during the mid-80's?
The introduction of retroflective foil in the late 1980s saw an introduction of foil that was brighter than the old tone of blue. Maybe that is the change that you refer to? And even apart from retroflective foil, blue signs have become brighter over time. In many countries, signs used to be black before they turned blue.

To revert on Australia, they used to have a special colour for freeways. People on Aussiehighways speak of it as Freeway Green. Freeways used to be signposted in a brighter shade of green than other roads (which are also signposted green). But I don't think that many states still use that make that distinction. WA possibly?
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #523
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Spain/White on Blue/Black on White/Black on White/Black on White/Black on Yellow

Also, White on Green for the streets/squares names (only the name), Black on Yellow for public services (Airports or Car-parks or Train/Bus Stations or Shopping Centers), Black/White on Orange for sports and recreation (not very usual), White on Brown for Natural Spaces and Beach, White on Magenta for Cultural services (universities, schools, convention Centers, Museumsů), and last, White on Grey for industrial zones

and... white over brown for national parks or other zone with environment protection.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #524
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The introduction of retroflective foil in the late 1980s saw an introduction of foil that was brighter than the old tone of blue. Maybe that is the change that you refer to?
It was not question about just changing the foil. Since 1958, Sweden really had two different blue tones in their traffic signs:

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The color scheme was updated in 1970's and 1980's. The direction sings turned much lighter blue, and the visual design was updated, too:

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Old August 27th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #525
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Cool First time to see black signs!
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Old August 27th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #526
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Very nice! I see that the guide dates back to the pre-1967 era of right-hand traffic (note the roundabout, two-way traffic and no overtaking signs)
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:05 PM   #527
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It was not question about just changing the foil. Since 1958, Sweden really had two different blue tones in their traffic signs:

http://i53.************/3495ez6.jpg

The color scheme was updated in 1970's and 1980's. The direction sings turned much lighter blue, and the visual design was updated, too:

The motorway sign is not correct here. They were not light blue, they were dark blue (black) in that time. Before around 1980 all motorways had the same colur like other roads in Sweden. But after they had to chanche because international treaty for European motorways declared motorway signs were to have a different colour from other roads.

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Old August 27th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #528
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This thread will only cover countries which have freeways right now. if we consider a color for Kosovo we have to also consider a color for all of the central asian republics and african countries!
You should have read my coment properly. I stated that Kosovo will have its first stretch of motorway this October which is two months from now.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #529
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and... white over brown for national parks or other zone with environment protection.
= White on Brown for Natural Spaces and Beach
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Old August 27th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #530
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You should have read my coment properly. I stated that Kosovo will have its first stretch of motorway this October which is two months from now.
Ah so if they are going to have the motorway in two months so I will put it in the map.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 05:49 PM   #531
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You should have read my coment properly. I stated that Kosovo will have its first stretch of motorway this October which is two months from now.
Ah so if they are going to have the motorway in two months and you are sure that the sighs will be green so I will put it in the map.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #532
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But after they had to chanche because international treaty for European motorways declared motorway signs were to have a different colour from other roads.
Well...

Basically, the Vienna convention does not enforce anything. Every member state in entitled to post a reservation. A reservation is a declaration of making a decision to deviate from one more articles of the statement. For example, if Sweden wanted do change the motorway signs to be purple text on pink background, that would be possible.

Then, the Vienna convention does not declare the motorway sings to be different color from other roads. It states they shall be white on blue or green background, nothing more. Therefore, Sweden made that distinction voluntarily, like most (all?) other member states.
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A country could always ignore the Vienna convention, I hardly think that it could be enforced
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Old August 28th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #534
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The whole beauty of the European motorway routes are the different styles of siganege you see, different style of everything... a mix of different ways to build or design motorways. If all EU motorways were standardized, that would kind of suck really.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #535
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Today i dont understand brazilian motorway signs

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Old August 28th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #536
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A country could always ignore the Vienna convention, I hardly think that it could be enforced
Yes. UK, Spain and Portugal have signed the agreement, but do not have ratified it. Most of the members have declared a few minor reservations. The agreement is a useful basis for voluntary standardization still allowing adaptation to country-specific needs.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #537
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The whole beauty of the European motorway routes are the different styles of siganege you see, different style of everything... a mix of different ways to build or design motorways. If all EU motorways were standardized, that would kind of suck really.
Yeah it would the become like Unite States of America (United States of Europa)
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Old August 28th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #538
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The whole beauty of the European motorway routes are the different styles of siganege you see, different style of everything... a mix of different ways to build or design motorways. If all EU motorways were standardized, that would kind of suck really.
I agree! I allways recognize a motorway when I see one, long before I see the first directional sign; I like the national differences in colours, arrows, Stack VS diagram (map-like) design and such. I find it specially interesting when two neighboring countries has the complete opposit colour scheme; Like Poland and the Czhech Republic or France and Italy.
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It was not question about just changing the foil. Since 1958, Sweden really had two different blue tones in their traffic signs.

The color scheme was updated in 1970's and 1980's. The direction sings turned much lighter blue, and the visual design was updated, too.
I experimented with the old and new design and came up with this hybrid which I really like.

Standard sign:


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Apparently the UK uses blue for signs...
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