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Old January 5th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #41
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Me neither. We also have such cases, and it often happens that distances just aren't right, even when the sign is new. But they aren't useless either; distances are still correct more or less. Another example:
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Old January 10th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #42
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[IMG]http://i43.************/2hoyd52.jpg[/IMG]

I remember there being a similar situation near where I used to live in Newbury, England. What, I ask you, is the function of a roundabout with connections in only two directions?
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Old January 10th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #43
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Possibly there were ramps initially planned but never built.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #44
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Possibly there were ramps initially planned but never built.
I thought of that, but I don't see why they wouldn't close off the sections of the roundabout that make it a complete circle so that through traffic does not have to give way.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #45
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Is that in Spain, possibly near Madrid?
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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #46
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Is that in Spain, possibly near Madrid?
Yes, I was looking at the stack interchange that was posted in the other thread, and followed the M-40 a short distance to the west. How did you identify it?
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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #47
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http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17418541

Electric posts in the street (Tirana, Albania).
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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #48
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http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17418639

Again the same street
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Old January 10th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #49
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Yes, I was looking at the stack interchange that was posted in the other thread, and followed the M-40 a short distance to the west. How did you identify it?
The road looks new, and has typical SW European markings. I knew Madrid has a lot of new motorways including a collector/express setup.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #50
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Arid landscape and large right of ways in combination with roundabouts and aereal developments... all signs point towards Spain and Madrid in particular.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #51
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Just what is the speed limit here, 50 or 70?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #52
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50.

Signs always go before other road markings.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #53
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Reminds me of the picture in the highway pranks thread

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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #54
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A couple from Brisbane, Australia...

This northbound-to-NWbound left turn slip lane at the corner of Creek and Old Cleveland Roads, Carindale, has no signage.



The road markings indicate that left-turning traffic has to merge, but nearly all such intersections in Brisbane have a "Turn Left at Any Time with Care" sign (the equivalent of a "Give Way" or "Yield" sign, but only used in such situations.) So when there is traffic on the NWbound carriageway, left-turning traffic is unsure whether to merge or stop. It's made worse by the fact that while the dotted lines continue on until the border of the image, the merging lane is only the width of a full lane for half that distance, as you can see - so people who try to merge find that they have a much shorter distance to do so than expected. Most people do not try and merge, but instead stop and wait for a gap in traffic. But as a pedestrian, I once witnessed a rear-end collision where the car in front was stopping, while the car behind was trying to merge.

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Then there's this nonsense on the Ipswich Motorway at the Stuart Street exit, Goodna, a western suburb of the Brisbane metro area:


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Old January 30th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #55
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I don't see why an exit at Stuart Street is needed in the first place. There's a full diamond at Church Street less than a kilometre to the east; why not just close that exit off altogether?
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:51 AM   #56
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I agree; Ipswich Mwy has too many exits and entrances altogether.
Though with the impending upgrade, it could be on its way out - I haven't seen any plans for the area though.

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Old January 31st, 2009, 09:02 AM   #57
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Tram lines crossing the roadways a total of five times on and near the multi-lane Elizabeth Street and Flemington Road roundabout, Melbourne, Australia. It appears on Street View that although one crossing are signalised, the other four just feature "Give Way" signs.


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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:49 PM   #58
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Spelling error in Steenwijk:

Nie -> Niet
(sounds stupid in Dutch)
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The whole white sign is stupid though. The blue sign already only allows through traffic, and they add a sign "so do not turn right". (what, are we stupid?)
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:05 PM   #59
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Haha, sign for dummies. The best part is the word "dus" (so). If they just wrote "do not turn right", but adding "so" sounds really dumb.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 05:02 PM   #60
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"Nie" is some kind of slang. Probably they only had one 't' left for this sign
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