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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #21
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I don't think there's a massive growth of traffic expected in desert countries. They just wanna have divided highways, that's all, if you ask me.
Maybe it's only matter of prestige. I don't know.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #22
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Talking about good signage:



You don't like the font or what ?
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #23
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Even UAE and other Persian gulf countries are building enormous motorways while outside the cities they is literally no traffic. Why? Probably they are expecting massive growth of traffic in the near future. If they have enough money then why not?
I don't think they are that stupid, to expect massive growth of traffic (I'm talking about the dictators). That will only happen when the respective countries become more democratic and they fall. I think it's more about the "wow" factor - an impressive facade to fool people about how great their country is and how the megalomaniac leaders are actually the "promoters of progress".
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #24
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These pics aren't bad at all . Never expected to see some nice buildings and districts but I guess I was wrong and these pics really surprised me, nicely of course.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #25
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But I wonder why do they (and North Korea) build expressways when they are not needed. I would unterstand it here in the city because there are quite a few cars but outside of it there are virtually no cars on the expressways (pic 8 and 12).
Their motivation is to make people like us create threads like this one, watch at the picturs and say "Impressive motorways! Great signage! Shiny crashbarriers! What a modern country".
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #26
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I don't think they are that stupid, to expect massive growth of traffic (I'm talking about the dictators). That will only happen when the respective countries become more democratic and they fall. I think it's more about the "wow" factor - an impressive facade to fool people about how great their country is and how the megalomaniac leaders are actually the "promoters of progress".
If the money from oil will go to the people, not only to the governemnt, than they can expect also traffic growth. Those dictators won't be there forever and when they gone and democracy will spread the traffic volumes will increas as well. And I have feeling that those dictators know they won't be there forever.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #27
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You don't like the font or what ?
The sign is a wreck.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 02:00 AM   #28
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"I admit it, there are too many portraits, pictures and monuments. I don't find any pleasure in it, but the people demand it because of their mentality.”

Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmenbashi himself)
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #29
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I believe that they built it because they anticipate high congestion in the future.

It costs less than $1 to fill up a gas tank there! Oil is cheaper than water, literally!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #30
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Turkmenbashi kicked the bucket right after Pinochet and right before Saddam. It was like God felt like December 2006 was a good time to pick off a few dictators.

Turkmenistan is just one of several kleptocracies to emerge after the fall of the Soviet Union (Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc.) Almost makes you want to rebuild the Berlin Wall.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #31
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^ Not really..
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #32
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Their motivation is to make people like us create threads like this one, watch at the picturs and say "Impressive motorways! Great signage! Shiny crashbarriers! What a modern country".
Well said!
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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #33
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Turkmenistan is just one of several kleptocracies to emerge after the fall of the Soviet Union (Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc.) Almost makes you want to rebuild the Berlin Wall.
I am not sure why you included Georgia in that list.

As for the traffic signage in Turkmenistan, it is indeed supposed to be identical to the European one because Turkmenistan was part of the USSR, and as you all know USSR signed the Vienna Convention as well.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #34
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5. Some signage, looks good developed.


11. Some more signage.
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12. Another major highway becoming some sort of expressway.
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13. More signage
Seems signage design inspirated by Turkey's system.
White: Local roads ("Küçe" I think)
Blue: National roads
Green: Motorways (It may be call as "Şa Yol", dunno...)
But not for arrows and letter usage system. An example;
Turkey: Antalya, Aşkabad
Turkmenistan: ANTALYA, AŞKABAD

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10. Dont know what these people are doing. Notice the European-style signs.
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Somebody works for sell something?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #35
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Seems signage design inspirated by Turkey's system.
White: Local roads ("Küçe" I think)
Blue: National roads
Green: Motorways (It may be call as "Şa Yol", dunno...)
You find this in many countries.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #36
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Seems signage design inspirated by Turkey's system.
White: Local roads ("Küçe" I think)
Blue: National roads
Green: Motorways (It may be call as "Şa Yol", dunno...)
But not for arrows and letter usage system.
Are you sure it was not inspired by the Soviet system? After all, Turkmenistan was part of the Soviet Union for almost 70 years. Moreover, if you look closely at most of former Soviet republics (e.g. Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, etc), they all will have the same signage system as Turkmenistan.

On the image below there is a Moscow Ring Road sign, and as you can see, it has even the same arrows as Turkmenistan's signs

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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #37
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Interestings photographs.

Ashgabat looks nice, clean and modern.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #38
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This is what exactly I havbeen looking for-- highway pics from Central Asian countries !

Ashkabad seems like Astana and Brasillia....Road signage in the city is excellent.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #39
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Check this out
[IMG]http://i33.************/fvi51k.jpg[/IMG]







All roads leading into Ashgabat have gates like these;
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Old October 14th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #40
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Check this out
[IMG]http://i33.************/fvi51k.jpg[/IMG]
W00t! Fully-lit 8-lane freeway for Ashgabat? Looks awesome! Is that isolated complex on the right a mosque?
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