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Old August 23rd, 2013, 10:21 PM   #1221
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Old August 24th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #1222
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Interesting sign in Hungary:
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #1223
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Does anyone else think "wonderful" in the title is a bit silly? It could be just "Weird road signs" or "Strange road signs".
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #1224
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Versomatic's more appropriate.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:38 PM   #1225
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That sign announces red-colored short part of the crash barrier, which is easy to remove, so emergency vehicles can cross it fast. I don't know why it looks like that.
do you think that is really easy to remove? somehow i think i would completely tilt myself in such situation (just as emergency things in plane, they always say where safety things are, but i think i couldn't find them )
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Old August 24th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #1226
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Old August 24th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #1227
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Not a road sign as such, but quite nice still. Outside of Hell train station in Norway:



Hell is the name of town and gods expedition means handling of luggage, although it is written in a old-fashioned way. A modern train station would probably just have a sign with "bagasje" on, simply meaning luggage.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #1228
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Not a road sign as such, but quite nice still. Outside of Hell train station in Norway:

Hell is the name of town and gods expedition means handling of luggage, although it is written in a old-fashioned way. A modern train station would probably just have a sign with "bagasje" on, simply meaning luggage.
In Fügen here in the Zillertal valley there's a camping site called Camping Hell....
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Old August 24th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1229
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In Italy we have:

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old August 25th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #1230
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Old August 27th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #1231
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Now this is a strange sign...

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Old August 27th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #1232
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The New York "freeway" system is made out of parkways and expressways. Both are grade-separated, multilane, controlled-access highways, but the parkways are generally older and have low bridge clearance. This puts quite a pressure on the expressways because some areas do not have a lot of east-west expressways (for example southern Long Island).
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Old August 27th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #1233
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Familiar to any one in, or who (in my case) grew up in, the New York area.

EDIT: Arrows are for Bogdy, but it still works. I'd just add to what Chris said that the parkways, at least the older ones, weren't designed for commercial traffic but to provide access to state parks. And at a time when the surrounding area (I'm thinking Long Island in particular) wasn't heavily suburbanized.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #1235
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I'd just add to what Chris said that the parkways, at least the older ones, weren't designed for commercial traffic but to provide access to state parks. And at a time when the surrounding area (I'm thinking Long Island in particular) wasn't heavily suburbanized.
Most of Long Island was very rural in the early 1930s. Queens just began a large scale suburbanization, adding 600,000 people between 1920 and 1930. It reached 1 million in 1930, and the area was largely built-out by 1970, about the same time new highway construction in New York stopped. Nassau County reached it peak population in 1970.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #1236
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Highly recommended book:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Brok.../dp/0394720245

Lots about the parkways, the bridges and tunnels, postwar expressway plans and the controversies that slowed them down....
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Old September 8th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #1238
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This sign is not at all strange in winter. I assume they just don't bother to take it down in summer.

I wonder why no one posted this Verkehrszeichen in Zurich yet.
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Old September 8th, 2013, 06:03 AM   #1240
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