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Old June 5th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #241
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Could someone tell me why on the picture below Višnja Gora is put above Žužemberk and Krka even though it is closer than the latter two?



P.S. Out of curiosity, Višnja Gora translates as Cherry Mountain or Tall Mountain?
Distance signs are very messy in Slovenia.
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This section:

and this section (about 2 km west from previous picture)

is actually the same and was opened same time, built by the same company. They lead to different direction, hovewer you can clearly see the difference on both signs. I don't know the cause for this, but there are no clear standards for signs in Slovenia. Designers do more or less themselves, what they think it should be. Even motorway interchanges are usually labeled only 1000 m before actual interchange, that is only 30 before deciding next destination.

There was somehow famous sign on interchange Gabrk (A1 and A3), where main destination was labeled to go to Koper, Portorož and Škocjan. Škocjan is a village of about 10 people. There were jokes in newspapers, that we have the smallest village on the world to be put on motorway interchange destination sign. Later they removed Škocjan.

Maybe this is connected to typical Slovenian smallness, so we have to do everything to look big and very important.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #242
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Even fonts are different. And if you haven't noticed, E-road numbers on signs in Slovenia are a complete mess! On Ljubljana-Maribor motorway (E57) you also see E58 and E85. Or E61 where it isn't at all (the southern Ljubljana bypass), or E571 instead of E751. Just check my photos, and you'll see. P.S.: I even noticed "A10" on one of new signs!
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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #243
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guys don't worry these are details,easily fixed,fact is you have nice,clean modern highways,you can change the signs overnight.oh and btw of course stuff like these are in Greece too
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Old June 5th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #244
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Even fonts are different. And if you haven't noticed, E-road numbers on signs in Slovenia are a complete mess! On Ljubljana-Maribor motorway (E57) you also see E58 and E85. Or E61 where it isn't at all (the southern Ljubljana bypass), or E571 instead of E751. Just check my photos, and you'll see. P.S.: I even noticed "A10" on one of new signs!
Not only the signs, try looking at maps by international cartographers.. I doubt I've ever seen them getting the road numbers right. Some even have the numbers as they were 15+ years ago..
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Old June 6th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #245
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I did some editing to show how I would design that sign

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Old June 6th, 2007, 05:05 AM   #246
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lovely highways, what's the speed limit like.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #247
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I did some editing to show how I would design that sign

That would look very nice (apart from road number, which should be in yellow/black combination). But already some clear design standards on all distance signs would suffice. Authorities will need to do something about that.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #248
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Yeah, I like that design very much (except for the color, yes; btw, in Slovenia red-colored road signs depict local roads (this one is regional), but you rarely see it). I'd only put Ivančna Gorica at the bottom, it's close to the A2, but it's also where you go off for Žužemberk and Krka, so I'd more like it to be at the bottom, as those 7 km is the smallest distance of all.

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lovely highways, what's the speed limit like.
Thanks; the speed limit on motorways is 130 km/h (80 mph), expressways 100 km/h (62 mph), 'ordinary' roads outside built-up areas 90 km/h (55 mph), and inside built-up areas the general speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph).
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Old June 6th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #249
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Hi Verso, you aren´t much arround last time, isn´t it?
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Yeah, plus I'd erase Krka from the distance sign, it's just too small of a village to have it. I'd rather add Litija or something.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #251
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Hi Verso, you aren´t much arround last time, isn´t it?
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Great pix, keber! I was gonna do the A2 motorway (LJ-ZG) as well, but then my hard disc was destroyed!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #252
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I just love this gallery-tunell-shaped structure, it is so nice and very long!!!!

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Old June 7th, 2007, 11:34 AM   #253
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Well its not that long, but yes its really beautiful and unique, it drawned my attention immediately.
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It is not that long, but it is considerably longer than it's counterparts in Croatia.
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^ You'll also get one such sooner or later.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #256
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I drove in it yesterday, really amazing!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #257
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Btw its a cut & cover tunnel right?
Also i love the way that they are "building" the stones in the mountain to protect the road from a possible landslide.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #258
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Yes, cut & cover. And it is wide and high enough for possible expansion of motorway to 6 lanes.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #259
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Erm but it has 3 lanes per direction right now, doesn't it
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Old June 7th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #260
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looks more like a narrow shoulder.
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