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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Mon Jun 07, 2021 21:22

Apart from featuring on the end of roadworks sign, this 'fast as you like' sign on an orange background must be rare.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Jun 08, 2021 13:09

OliverH wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 21:22
Apart from featuring on the end of roadworks sign, this 'fast as you like' sign on an orange background must be rare.
Go as fast as you like would be very rare indeed (except on some German autobahns of course). :coat:
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Here's another (similar) one:
https://goo.gl/maps/mhL6Fe46C6sVVGNU7
To distinguish them from boring old-fashioned flat zebras how about calling them camel crossings? :roll:

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Tue Jun 08, 2021 21:30

OliverH wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 21:22
Apart from featuring on the end of roadworks sign, this 'fast as you like' sign on an orange background must be rare.
That seems especially pointless, as unless you're turning left you immediately encounter another speed limit. So you can go round the roundabout at 60, but have to stay at 40 (or 30) each side of it. And who's going to set up a speed camera on a roundabout anyway?

If you do turn left, you immediately encounter two more NSL signs (repeaters? They look a bit big for that). So for some reason they're really keen that you know the A64 is NSL - at least it is for half a mile, until you reach the next roundabout, and it drops to 40 again (this time including the roundabout).

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by solocle » Wed Jun 09, 2021 13:36

Chopsticks without a road number.
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Of course, this road was only accessible to authorised vehicles... and pedestrians, due to a previous no vehicles sign.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Wed Jun 09, 2021 20:51

I remember somewhere with a sign like https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyshort/8020744969/but I can't find the location on google maps.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Rambo » Wed Jun 09, 2021 21:00

OliverH wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 20:51
I remember somewhere with a sign like https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyshort/8020744969/but I can't find the location on google maps.
There is a similar sign here for Lympstone Commando https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marin ... e?hl=en-gb

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by solocle » Thu Jun 10, 2021 19:24

OliverH wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 20:51
I remember somewhere with a sign like https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyshort/8020744969/but I can't find the location on google maps.
They have those on the Lulworth Ranges.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:14

chopstick sign with motorway number underneath instead of to the side: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4822514 ... 2?hl=en-GB

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Jun 11, 2021 13:33

None of these signs are rare individually but collectively they create a rare road that is two-way for motor vehicles and bikes but almost one-way for pedestrians. (Not quite : there's nothing to say a pedestrian couldn't set off up the road then turn round.)

At the top it's clearly no pedestrians on either carriageway

At the bottom there's only a pedestrian prohibition on the downhill carriageway.

There isn't a missing sign on the uphill carriageway because not only is there no prohibition there are regular signs warning pedestrians of a "danger trench".

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Tue Jun 15, 2021 13:36

this sign has a flap so the road can change to allow lorries over the limit.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Isleworth1961 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 14:12

OliverH wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 13:36
this sign has a flap so the road can change to allow lorries over the limit.
One is set to show the restriction, the other isn't! 😄

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Stevie D » Tue Jun 15, 2021 14:59

OliverH wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 13:36
this sign has a flap so the road can change to allow lorries over the limit.
Because Selby by-pass uses a swing bridge, there is a very real possibility of it being closed for more than just the occasional accident or incident. But there is no suitable alternative route for HGVs in volume – there is one narrow road that is a struggle even for the odd lorry that uses it to access local industrial sites, let alone if all of the lorries that usually use the by-pass were sent down there – and the next points across the river are at A64 and M62 meaning a very long diversion. So there needs to be the option for the restriction along New Street to be lifted in the event of the by-pass being closed.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Tue Jun 15, 2021 16:19

Stevie D wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 14:59
OliverH wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 13:36
this sign has a flap so the road can change to allow lorries over the limit.
Because Selby by-pass uses a swing bridge, there is a very real possibility of it being closed for more than just the occasional accident or incident. But there is no suitable alternative route for HGVs in volume – there is one narrow road that is a struggle even for the odd lorry that uses it to access local industrial sites, let alone if all of the lorries that usually use the by-pass were sent down there – and the next points across the river are at A64 and M62 meaning a very long diversion. So there needs to be the option for the restriction along New Street to be lifted in the event of the by-pass being closed.
I was going to mention Cawood bridge, but I see that that is (unsurprisingly) weight-restricted as well. And has a 15mph limit over it. But I don't see a restriction over Boothferry bridge, albeit that's nearly as far as M62.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Stevie D » Tue Jun 15, 2021 17:43

Chris Bertram wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 16:19
I was going to mention Cawood bridge, but I see that that is (unsurprisingly) weight-restricted as well. And has a 15mph limit over it. But I don't see a restriction over Boothferry bridge, albeit that's nearly as far as M62.
Cawood Bridge has a 10t mgw limit over it (although the 15mph limit is no longer in place) so is no use for an HGV diversion.
Boothferry Bridge isn't restricted, but by the time you've driven through the outskirts of Goole it would have been quicker to use the M62, which is why I didn't mention it!

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Tue Jun 15, 2021 17:43

OliverH wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:14
chopstick sign with motorway number underneath instead of to the side: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4822514 ... 2?hl=en-GB
Close but no teddy bear, one for the botched signs thread I fear.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Wed Jun 16, 2021 23:54

A no right turn bollard: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.96639 ... authuser=0

Also, there is a slightly more common no entry bollard.

and here is a speed hump bollard (this one dose not light up but instead is reflective): https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8340504 ... 384!8i8192 . Also, I'm sure I have seen a traffic bollard with a give way sign on it.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Thu Jun 17, 2021 17:14

this sign are more common in Scotland: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.35506 ... 312!8i6656

Edit: this old sign has now gone since the A14 works.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Thu Jun 17, 2021 23:17

OliverH wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 23:54
A no right turn bollard: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.96639 ... authuser=0

Also, there is a slightly more common no entry bollard.

and here is a speed hump bollard (this one does not light up but instead is reflective): https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8340504 ... 384!8i8192 . Also, I'm sure I have seen a traffic bollard with a give way sign on it.
Other rare ones that I have seen are one with a bike sign and one with a left-right arrow sign.

do you know of any others?

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Fri Jun 18, 2021 07:37

OliverH wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 23:54
A no right turn bollard: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.96639 ... authuser=0

Also, there is a slightly more common no entry bollard.
So every cyclist that makes that right turn is disobeying two traffic signs. Nice.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Fri Jun 18, 2021 17:36

jervi wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 19:52
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.05022 ... 312!8i6656

This one is pretty rare, upon first sight I thought it wasn't prescribed until I checked.
Here's one neer Spofforth but it's not staggerd.

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