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Old March 17th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #41
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Well, than that signs near Marbella must state a distance of a little bit more than 1000km's to Barcelona. We should see a photo of that one!
It says 1000km and is just past Marbella, maybe around Benalmadena, I've seen it too, we were doing the drive from Marbella to Barcelona and this sign nearly made me cry.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 06:31 AM   #42
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Big mileage highway signs

In the U.S., I think these rare signs are somebody's sense of humor. The interstate highway system has standards for these type of things, but some jurisdictions do it anyway. However, the sign out of Baltimore on I-70 is reasonable, as this road is a direct route to Denver. I guesss the significance of the Cove Fort, Utah mileage on this sign, is it is the terminus of I-70. However, how many travel from Baltimore to Cove Fort, Utah as a destination? My guess would be about zero!
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Old March 30th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #43
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In the UK, places over 100 miles (with the exception of London) aren't usually shown on distance signs. While signing a place that is over 500 miles or something like 1000km away isn't necessary, I'd like to see signs to places in the UK from further away. The M6 is the longest motorway in the UK and when travelling south from Scotland, Manchester and Liverpool which are the first large cities when travelling in this direction are not signed until about 60 miles or 100km away.

I've noticed since being in the US that much bigger distances are put on signs. Can any Floridians explain to why Perry, Florida is placed on the signs from virtually all parts of the state? From what I can gather it's a fairly insignificant small town in northern Florida. I've seen signs to Perry from over 200 miles away. It puzzles me.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 09:35 AM   #44
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Does this count???

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Old March 31st, 2007, 06:51 PM   #45
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Naah, I don't like such signs; they can be funny, but that's all. We'd probably like to see road signs, and even here, I personally, would only be interested in destinations that are logical (pointing to Moscow in Khabarovsk still isn't very logical, despite Moscow's size and importance as a capital city; it's just too far away, there are other cities on the way).
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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:01 PM   #46
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This one probably falls in under the same category.. Although it is a real sign and you can drive there, it's mostly just for fun.. The only ones who actually do follow the sign drive camper vans




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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:28 PM   #47
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You can't believe how long such a small (and European) country as Norway is, can be!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:35 PM   #48
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Norway and Sweden are huge countries for European standards.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:29 AM   #49
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This one probably falls in under the same category.. Although it is a real sign and you can drive there, it's mostly just for fun.. The only ones who actually do follow the sign drive camper vans
I would say it counts because it actually serves a purpose, if the camper van drivers are planning to make the long trip up there. Plus it's not some touristy thing put up by the local hotel- it's an actual official highway sign.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 02:46 PM   #50
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Hang on a sec, the circumference of the Earth is only just over 40,000km - wouldn't Moscow be about 1,500km closer if you pointed at it in the opposite direction?!?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 04:24 PM   #52
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Old June 1st, 2007, 06:05 PM   #53
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Can any Floridians explain to why Perry, Florida is placed on the signs from virtually all parts of the state? From what I can gather it's a fairly insignificant small town in northern Florida. I've seen signs to Perry from over 200 miles away. It puzzles me.
I can. Not only am I Floridian, but I live in Perry!

Perry is located at the crossroads of several major state highways. Because of that, it has long been a destination for people hundreds of miles away. Lots of people come to Perry--not to visit us, but to get somewhere else.

The Florida Department of Transportation has recently changed its guidelines for signs, though, so many of the Perry mileage signs will be going away in the future. On top of that, interstate highways with more lanes and higher speed limits have drawn traffic away from the state highways.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:19 PM   #54
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In the U.S., I think these rare signs are somebody's sense of humor. The interstate highway system has standards for these type of things, but some jurisdictions do it anyway. However, the sign out of Baltimore on I-70 is reasonable, as this road is a direct route to Denver. I guesss the significance of the Cove Fort, Utah mileage on this sign, is it is the terminus of I-70. However, how many travel from Baltimore to Cove Fort, Utah as a destination? My guess would be about zero!
Cove Fort, UT is the west end of I-70. It is a 'middle of nowhere' speck on the map where traffic on I-70 meets I-15 and continues on southwestwards towards to the Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA areas. It is a major highway junction.

As for other more 'fanciful' distance signs, there used to be one for 'Miami, FL' on US 41 as it leaves the parking lot at its north end at the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan. I don't know if it is still there or not.

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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #55
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Nice. I can't believe the distance in this picture:
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris/...17139187154962
Have you seen anywhere else in Europe with such long distances on highway signs?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #56
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Nice. I can't believe the distance in this picture:
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris/...17139187154962
Have you seen anywhere else in Europe with such long distances on highway signs?
In Germany:

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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #57
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401 km is nothing. I mean, it's a lot actually, but there are plenty of signs across Europe with longer distances. Would be interesting to know the longest one. I can't remember seeing a sign with 1,000 km or more in Europe. I know there's a sign for Berlin - 850 km - soon after Basel, already in Germany, of course.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #58
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Paris is signed on the italian A10 near the french border with more than 1000km if I remember correctly. But it's only signed once.
Barcelona is also signed quite early on the french A8 near Aix-en Provence, must be about 450km.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #59
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #60
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If I'd travel there, I'd not know what Parigi would be (in the first moment)
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