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Old March 4th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #641
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Or you could solve this problem by averaging all colors:


(average of eight most used green and blue sign colors)
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Old March 4th, 2015, 09:15 PM   #642
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The pictogram sign is universal in Canada and very common in the USA but the "lane ends" text sign is pretty common in the US too, maybe not with the "change lanes" adder, even Americans are not that stupid

The funny one is in Maryland I've seen, lane ends, merge left, with two crazy arrows... I can't find a pic but they're all over 495 if you look...
Maryland uses this sign on highways...

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Old March 4th, 2015, 11:24 PM   #643
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But maybe Lithuania want to change for political reasons? Poland is blue and Russia is green
Most of our signage is Russian-design and changing the design for political reasons would be absurd. I think that the main reason is that Lithuania pops out in the region with its green signage: Kaliningrad Oblast and Belarus doesn't have green avtomagistrales (doesn't heard about plans nether), Poland uses blue and Latvia doesn't have motorways at all. Being more "European" is the government decision and they meant that Lithuania will use the same signage as the most of the biggest European (& EU) economies: Germany, France, UK (German Autobahnen might influenced the most for this change) and might apply new directional signage in motorways.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 11:28 PM   #644
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Does that mean that they will change their "other roads" signs from blue to green as well? And the 50%+50% is number of countries, population-wise, blue has a huge advantage in Europe while green has that advantage worldwide, counting China's extensive motorway network in especially
I meant that other roads will remain blue. (It would cost too much to change all the signage)
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Old March 4th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #645
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Or you could solve this problem by averaging all colors:


(average of eight most used green and blue sign colors)
We will average everything to blue anyway: motorways will be blue as the other roads are blue now.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #646
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Renewal on regulations regarding Traffic Signs in Indonesia last year led expressways to have both green and blue sign on their directional signs

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Old March 29th, 2015, 04:38 PM   #647
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Blue is for toll roads?
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Old March 29th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #648
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Both of them are toll roads

It is the result of the interpretation of the new regulation in which all arrow per lane directional signs depicted are signed in blue, but the rest of the signs such as the toll road exit and distance sign are signed in green..
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Old March 29th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #649
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Fortunately those signs are still in Highway Gothic and not in the imperfect Clearview font.

However I don't understand the difference in colour right now. Maybe it becomes more clear when more new signage will be installed.
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Old April 6th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #650
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heaven is blue and hell is... green

Blue seems very Europe... maybe just because of the EU-flagge...
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But EU covers less than a half of Europe, so not really very European.
I do not really see the link between the flag and motorway signage, but would like to point out that although now adopted by the European, the blue flag with 12 stars is a symbol for all of Europe, and it was originally, and still is, the flag of the Council of Europe, which pretty much includes all of Europe.
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Old April 7th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #651
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Fortunately those signs are still in Highway Gothic and not in the imperfect Clearview font.

However I don't understand the difference in colour right now. Maybe it becomes more clear when more new signage will be installed.
It is not long until finally the Clearview version of the sign installed. This one is in the Palimanan - Kanci Toll Road

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Old April 8th, 2015, 12:09 AM   #652
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It is not long until finally the Clearview version of the sign installed. This one is in the Palimanan - Kanci Toll Road
Looks more like Transport font than Clearview.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 10:33 AM   #653
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Blue or green, Switzerland has its own solution.


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Old June 7th, 2015, 08:25 AM   #654
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Green is the standard color in the United States for guide signs, while blue generally indicates services, usually logo signs when used on freeways:


However, blue is permitted for street name signs as of the 2009 MUTCD alongside green, brown, and white.

As for why green was chosen for guide signs in the United States may be due to the fact that the human eye is most sensitive to green and yellow wavelengths, rather than red or blue wavelengths.

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Old June 11th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #655
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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.
Ireland is slightly different to the UK.

Ireland:

Motorways - White on Blue (route numbers are in taller type)
National Routes (including National Secondary routes) - White on Green (route numbers are Yellow on Green)
Regional and Local Routes - Black on White (route numbers normal type)
Detours - Black on Yellow
Tourist Attractions - White on Brown

You also get black on white signs in the UK with red borders for military bases.
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As for why green was chosen for guide signs in the United States may be due to the fact that the human eye is most sensitive to green and yellow wavelengths, rather than red or blue wavelengths.
Road signs usually have a green background setting (trees, pastures, etc). Blue signs stand out better in the background clutter.

Which is probably why blue and green are by far the most used sign colors in the world.

Last Sunday I was driving through the city of Bordeaux in France. They had these long straight tree-lined boulevards with a quick succession of signalized pedestrian crossings and cross-streets. It's easy to miss a green light between the trees. Although missing a green light is not as bad as missing a red light, I like to know where the crossings are.

Another thing I noticed is that when you have 4 nearby traffic signals, the far three of them green, but the first one red, it's easy to overlook the first one, as drivers could focus too much on the signals farther ahead. Especially if they're mounted on the side of the road instead of overhead, where there is a lot of visual distraction (trees, buildings, signs, ads).
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Old June 12th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #657
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Road signs usually have a green background setting (trees, pastures, etc). Blue signs stand out better in the background clutter.
Though arguably much less so at night. At least before Diamond Grade retroflection was introduced, green must have performed better than blue at night.
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Another thing I noticed is that when you have 4 nearby traffic signals, the far three of them green, but the first one red, it's easy to overlook the first one, as drivers could focus too much on the signals farther ahead. Especially if they're mounted on the side of the road instead of overhead, where there is a lot of visual distraction (trees, buildings, signs, ads).
This always happens to me in one specific place near my house, you pass over a freeway so are relatively high and can see far, and frequently red light is the first and then two or three green, and I see only green and never the red
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Old July 19th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #659
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i guess it would be better to make green signs as they are rather more visible in the night. Ukraine does that on all of 192 km of motorways, and IMO green makes you react more than blue.
The best thing on the motorway could be yellow orange or red. These colours disturb the eyes during nighttime, and they are better noticed then green or blue. And you won't count sheep while speeding 150 km/h
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i guess it would be better to make green signs as they are rather more visible in the night. Ukraine does that on all of 192 km of motorways, and IMO green makes you react more than blue.
The best thing on the motorway could be yellow orange or red. These colours disturb the eyes during nighttime, and they are better noticed then green or blue. And you won't count sheep while speeding 150 km/h
I think the best way to prevent drivers from falling asleep in motorways are electronic signage (with a warning sign) text, saying that you should keep your eyes on the road, etc.

Red motorway signs? It can be confused with warning signs. Blue or green are more neutral colors. E.g. Warning sign on blue background is less noticable and that makes it better for using for destinations, etc.

And Blue is German autobahn and green is Italian autostrada : East and Southeast Europe (+Denmark (influenced by U.S.?), Sweden and Finland) taked green for motorways, while West Europe (+Poland, Hungary, Lithuania from 2020) prefers German autobahn blue.

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