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Old September 19th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Kilometer/Mileposts

Every Autobahn and other Highway has it: Kilometerposts.

How do they look like in your countries?

Autobahn in germany:



Autobahn in the Netherlands:

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Old September 19th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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Spain. Kilometerposts (railways)


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Old September 19th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #3
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Though quite unclear, a small mile-post in the down right corner (mile 340)
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Old September 19th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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http://picasaweb.google.com/rmihailu...49026615477826

a kilometric mark-maybe the best thing u can see on romanian roads-u get information of how many kilometres there are to a big town ahead on that road(slobozia in that case) and how many kilometres there are to the first village u encounter.
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In Ontario exit numbering on the 400-series highways reflects directly the distance from the beginning of the highway. To find the distance you've driven, just subtract your exit number from your entrance number. It is confusing to some people, since exit numbers are not sequential like in many other countries (although I think the US often uses a similar system, but with miles), but I like it

There are also small km markers as far as I know, but I don't have any pictures.
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The Hungarian ones are simple: a white number on a green plate. At least they are relatively big:

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I don't like Slovenian signs:



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what does 1456 mean?
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I don't like Slovenian signs:



Why? I think they're better than the German ones as they show you on which road you are.
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In Ontario exit numbering on the 400-series highways reflects directly the distance from the beginning of the highway. To find the distance you've driven, just subtract your exit number from your entrance number. It is confusing to some people, since exit numbers are not sequential like in many other countries (although I think the US often uses a similar system, but with miles), but I like it

There are also small km markers as far as I know, but I don't have any pictures.
Austria uses that system. I'd never seen it before and it took me a while to work out what the exit numbers meant.
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The Czech Republic also uses that system if I'm correct. I kind of like it. It gives some problems in mile-based countries because there can be multiple exits within one mile (up to like 9 in Chicago's I-94!). Kilometers are shorter, so it happens fewer times. It's easier to calculate distances.
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We have the same kind of exit numbering in Hungary too. It has the advantage that if a new exit is built, the whole numbering does not have to be changed.
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what does 1456 mean?
No idea, to be honest.

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Why? I think they're better than the German ones as they show you on which road you are.
Ok, but they aren't aesthetic IMO (the white color, too many data). Also they don't tell you the distance from the beginning/end of the road, but from the beginning/end of a (short) road section (unless very close to the beginning/end of the road).
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No idea, to be honest.
i was allways curious about it.
btw, we in Croatia have similar signs, but i know what this 22 means - it is number of section at road. little bit stupid because you canno't learn by heart all the sections' beginnings and endings, but you can easily expect where they are because in most cases those are some larger cities/places or some more important. positiv thing about ti is that you often dont go to finaly point of road, so you can easily count the distance to your destination.


so, this is how they look in Croatia:



and on motorways:



those are new at motorways, old are without motorway number
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Old September 20th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #15
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This are like they look in Mexico.


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Old September 20th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #16
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No idea, to be honest.

Ok, but they aren't aesthetic IMO (the white color, too many data). Also they don't tell you the distance from the beginning/end of the road, but from the beginning/end of a (short) road section (unless very close to the beginning/end of the road).
Oh ok, it's the same system we use here in Germany. I don't like it for the same reasons you wrote. Only on Autobahns we use an understandable system. On Autobahns they start with 0,0 and then every 500m there's a marker. On the other roads every 200m there's a plastic sign.

On Bundes-, Landes-, and Kreisstraßen, (national, state and county) the signs looks like this:

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i was allways curious about it.
btw, we in Croatia have similar signs, but i know what this 22 means - it is number of section at road.
I thought of that too, but... 1456th section?
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I thought of that too, but... 1456th section?
Here in germany I suppose that they gave the section numbers without any system. They are three characters long, but they are not sequential...
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^ At least it says ABSCHNITT. (section)

I like the Dutch signs most, especially on motorways (green-red combination).

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^ At least it says ABSCHNITT. (section)

I like the Dutch signs most, especially on motorways (green-red combination).
Me too. They're well designed, and they appear every 100 meters.
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