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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #781
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We're on a long (perhaps a few km long) elevated motorway section... all of a sudden I had good memories of Bangkok where such "bridges" continue for miles and miles and seem to never end
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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #783
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Flyovers are colored in different colors... not sure what is the purpose of that... maybe so that driving wouldn't get too boring?
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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #784
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Light blue is perhaps the best color when it comes to painting motorway flyovers. I'm being sarcastic here, of course
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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:13 AM   #786
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A very extraordinary-looking flyover
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Somewhere in the Lake District on some little road
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This is where it had to end... we had a long journey back in the dark. One of the extraordinary experiences we had on the way home was the M6 toll. We did it just for fun and drove on a completely empty new motorway which was definitely the smoothest and best stretch of the road we got our wheels onto that day. It was a tiring day... after coming home all I managed to do was to find my bed and sleep.
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Stunning photos of the Lake District....excellent bonus. I love the autumn (fall) colors.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #795
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The font and colors are okay. The main problem is those obtrusive gantries with massive overheads like I referenced to.
They are slowly being phased out and replaced...... VERY slowly...........
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They are slowly being phased out and replaced...... VERY slowly...........
The UK could do with similar gantries to those used in the US, but using the same typeface for signage that is in use now (clear, bold, concise).
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When are they going to replace Imperial signage with metric in the U.K., and get rid of all those ugly fractional distances?
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When are they going to replace Imperial signage with metric in the U.K., and get rid of all those ugly fractional distances?
There's no appetite for it at all. The only argument for is standardisation with mainland Europe, and that simply isn't persuasive enough for the man on the street. So I think it will happen around the same time that Australia switches to driving on the right!
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Old October 10th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #799
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There's no appetite for it at all. The only argument for is standardisation with mainland Europe, and that simply isn't persuasive enough for the man on the street. So I think it will happen around the same time that Australia switches to driving on the right!
Why not? Some job has been done already... in shops it's no longer about pounds and ounces but kgs and grams. Some were not too happy about that but now it's long forgotten and everyone's just fine. Same will have to be done with miles and yards.

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Metrication of road signs won't happen in the UK for the same reason it won't happen in the US: it would cost £ millions, cause confusion...and all for a cosmetic change that would add little or no benefit to people's lives. Most people are bright enough to convert to km if they absolutely have to, but to be honest, that is not very often.

British people think in miles, just as they do in the US. (We also buy our beer by the pint!) Any government that put forward a proposal to metricate road signs would be derided by the electorate as being profligate with tax payers' money. They simply would not be taken seriously.

So while I can understand that the use of miles may seem odd to some visitors from abroad, I hope that they might simply accept this as a difference that makes the world a more interesting place. Why pursue standardisation/homogenisation for the sake of it? (And frankly, if anyone is unable to carry out a simple multiplication/division by 1.6, they probably shouldn't be driving anyway!!)
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