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Old January 14th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #121
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But I don't know what colour would the signs be if we had motorways.
That's why I also don't agree with painting Montenegro green (if it doesn't have motorways; I don't think it does). True, Montenegro seceded from Serbia (and Montenegro), but you can't say its motorway signs are painted green, if there aren't any. :s Also Estonia and Latvia seceded from the Soviet Union, but it's funny to say their motorway signs are green, when in fact there aren't any. Liechtenstein has road signs and speed limits, identical to Switzerland, but it doesn't have any motorways, so no green signs in Liechtenstein.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #122
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There aren't motorways in Montenegro, but they do have some new expressways or so.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #123
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in Canada its green but the airports use blue

apparently blue signs are the international standard or something
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Old January 15th, 2007, 07:23 AM   #124
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in Canada its green but the airports use blue

apparently blue signs are the international standard or something
I don't think there's a standard colour. It's either green or blue. Again, if you look at the US, all their freeway marking signs are in green. They don't use blue.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #125
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I don't think there's a standard colour. It's either green or blue. Again, if you look at the US, all their freeway marking signs are in green. They don't use blue.
I think Blue is actually international standard for motorways, afaik few countries are actually changing from green to blue.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 10:49 AM   #126
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green is better, it doesn't stress the eyes
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #127
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What is A2, 4, 35 and 3094? Are those types of highways. If they are what types of highways are they?


In Texas there are 7 different types of highways. Interstate, U.S., State(Texas) , Farm/Ranch Roads, Spurs, Loops, and Beltways which are designated by the state.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #128
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I think Blue is actually international standard for motorways, afaik few countries are actually changing from green to blue.
Blue may be the international standard but the majority of countries still use green. Besides US and Canada, most Asian countries use green for motorway signs such as Japan, China and Thailand. It's the same with Australia and some Latin American countriesl like Brazil or Mexico.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #129
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All street name signs are white background with black text. They're manufactured in the prisons.
Yes all street signs in HK are white background and black text. But I'm talking about some road markings in the city use the same template instead of blue or green background.

Honestly I think HK needs to reorganizes it's highway marking colour. It would be better if they adapt the same system most Asian countries use like green on highways/expressways and blue for main roads.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #130
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I think Blue is actually international standard for motorways, afaik few countries are actually changing from green to blue.
What kind of an international standard are you talking about? The world's biggest countries use green: Russia, don't know for Canada (I've seen blue, but also green), USA, China, Brazil, Australia, ...

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In Texas there are 7 different types of highways. Interstate, U.S., State(Texas) , Farm/Ranch Roads, Spurs, Loops, and Beltways which are designated by the state.
But all types of FREEWAYS are painted green, right?
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Old January 15th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #131
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I think Blue is actually international standard for motorways, afaik few countries are actually changing from green to blue.
Like what?
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Old January 16th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #132
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Some Asian highway markings and yes they're green

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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #133
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Yes all street signs in HK are white background and black text. But I'm talking about some road markings in the city use the same template instead of blue or green background.

Honestly I think HK needs to reorganizes it's highway marking colour. It would be better if they adapt the same system most Asian countries use like green on highways/expressways and blue for main roads.
Do you know of a set standard for green or blue in Asia? In fact, as long as the signs can reflect the words to the driver, then they have achieved their purpose.

Hong Kong does not need to waste money to do such a standardization when it doesn't improve road safety.

In fact, there are even signs with yellow backgrounds in Hong Kong. They tend to appear on the side indicating lane movements, such as autopay areas at tunnel entrances / exits.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #134
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Blue may be the international standard but the majority of countries still use green. Besides US and Canada, most Asian countries use green for motorway signs such as Japan, China and Thailand. It's the same with Australia and some Latin American countriesl like Brazil or Mexico.
Are you sure China uses green as a standard?

Shanghai - mix of highway and road signs





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Old January 16th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #135
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In Italy motorways are in Green. There are motorways standard, toolbooth and so on. But others important roads with more than two lanes have blue signs, the difference is that there are no toolbooths.

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Italy and Great Britain have by the way the worst signs in the world in my opinion. It looks too messy.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #137
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Are you sure China uses green as a standard?

Shanghai - mix of highway and road signs

Does this look like a freeway to you?


This is (Chinese) freeway
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They have green on real motorways in China, but blue on expressways/wide boulevards i think.



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The signs on Chinese expressways use white lettering on a green background, like Swiss Autobahns and U.S. freeways, but unlike freeways in Germany, France, Austria and the United Kingdom.
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Does this look like a freeway to you?


This is (Chinese) freeway
Read the caption - mix of highway and road signs.

The ones above are from elevated highways in Shanghai.
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Are you sure China uses green as a standard?

Shanghai - mix of highway and road signs
Urban highways such as the one in Shanghai or Shenzhen uses blue but expressways such as the one from Shanghai to Nanjing use green
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