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Old March 17th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #61
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It's interesting, I wasn't aware that any Canadian provinces were resigning with the Clearview font. It looks good.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #62
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we have that here in PA and other parts in the east as well.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #63
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Superb, Alex ! Roads and cars in Canada look very huge. Signboards too.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #64
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It's interesting, I wasn't aware that any Canadian provinces were resigning with the Clearview font. It looks good.
Quebec is making the switch to clearview, and Ontario has also dabbled:
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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #65
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Superb, Alex ! Roads and cars in Canada look very huge. Signboards too.
Thanks. However, with the petrol prices going up steadily, huge cars will not be the case for much longer
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #66
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we have that here in PA and other parts in the east as well.
Yeah PA highways are nice, they also have yield signs at the entrance to the highway and a combined dashed and solid line to distinguish merging lanes from exiting ones (at least that was the case on I-80 and I-81 when I traveled there). But I think in NY the problem that Alex mentioned exists, i.e. the merging lane does not continue to the end.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #67
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In Europe, the exit and merging lanes have usually a different marking line, so they can't be confused with the ordinary lane markings.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #68
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In Europe, the exit and merging lanes have usually a different marking line, so they can't be confused with the ordinary lane markings.
Pretty much all over the world (including the USA), the exit and merging lanes have thicker shorter marking line. But in the US West, this marking is often starts too late and ends too early as to never make an acceleration/exit lane narrower than one car width.

Here is an example of marking line in California:

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Marking line in Germany:

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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #69
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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #70
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Chris, we started with a slightly different topic about merging and exit lanes. It is about whether you start running the merging line from the very beginning or not.

Here is how it is done in the majority of the USA:

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How it is done in Canada and the rest of the world (Spain is a bit different):

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Old March 18th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #71
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It looks great, Alex, thanks. Still, I can not totally follow it. Do you have a map or something of the road you've driven?
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:50 PM   #72
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Yeah, sure:

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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #73
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How it is done in Canada and the rest of the world (Spain is a bit different):

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Don't forget Denmark- Don't they just have three lines and then blank pavement until the merge point?
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Yes, that's correct.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #75
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Like this:





I have to add this actually works pretty good.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:32 AM   #76
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I am completely lost here. Originally, I was talking about the deceleration/acceleration lanes where you have 50-100 metres before you actually exit/enter the motorway.

Chris, your example is not valid because on the picture I don't see any acceleration/deceleration lanes.
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Thanks, Alex, for your map. I understand it much better now!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #78
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Chris, your example is not valid because on the picture I don't see any acceleration/deceleration lanes.
That's right. Because there aren't any
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #79
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Chris, you picture is not relevant in this discussion because Billpa mentioned the merging lane in Denmark. You, however, posted a picture of a lane that has already exited the motorway.

Here is what I was talking about:
E20 Copenhagen <-- Pay attention to the merging lane marking around 15-16th second of the clip.

Or here - the marking line ends, but the merging (acceleration) lane keeps going for some time:


And finally, here is what Billpa meant by mentioning "three lines and then blank pavement until the merge point"


Billpa, you were right about Denmark.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #80
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I hate this type of marking line, M-45 exit to A2 (Madrid, Spain)

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