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Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by the cheesecake man » Sun May 23, 2021 20:13

Chris56000 wrote:
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Incidentally, is the number of Industrial HGV destinations on that new black Lorry Route sign pointing along the A1077 a UK record? I thought that sign–designers aren't supposed to list that many on a single sign?!
I wondered that too. It has seven destinations listed. Or eight if you want to insist "Ind Est" also counts as a destination.


This previously noted example has twelve if you count English and Gaelic separately but that's cheating.
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I was at Redpoint in Ross-shire in the summer, and this sign at the start of the B8056 has been changed to a ginormous one, must be about 12 feet high. I didn't take a photo, unfortunately, but someone might be able to stop by if it's on their commute or something (!) to confirm just how many names are now on it.
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So any advance on seven?

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by Rambo » Sun May 23, 2021 20:54

Does this class as one sign :laugh:
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Post by drpsg » Mon May 24, 2021 10:35

Along similar lines, I did post a sign with the most motorways on it a while back https://goo.gl/maps/ZZBpTusmmwS2
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue May 25, 2021 22:38

Rambo wrote:
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Does this class as one sign :laugh:
I'd call that three different signs. But if it's just one then Chris56000's suggestion has a whopping 14 destinations!

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Post by Gareth Thomas » Wed May 26, 2021 14:35

Six on this one (if you count "(M20)" as a destination).
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by Bfivethousand » Wed May 26, 2021 20:57

Not an individual sign but here's 18 destinations pointing in the same direction!

If you're curious, the temporary yellow Bull Ring car park panel is covering over the apparently less important Children's Hospital destination.
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by OliverH » Thu Jan 27, 2022 14:31

how about this one near Edinburgh: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.89208 ... 8192?hl=en with a whopping 9
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by jnty » Mon Jan 31, 2022 11:30

OliverH wrote:
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how about this one near Edinburgh: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.89208 ... 8192?hl=en with a whopping 9
Is it beaten by the next sign along?!

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by the cheesecake man » Mon Jan 31, 2022 13:30

OliverH wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 14:31
how about this one near Edinburgh: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.89208 ... 8192?hl=en with a whopping 9
I can only find 7 :confused: Or does no entry count as a destination?

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by Big L » Mon Jan 31, 2022 18:00

the cheesecake man wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 13:30
OliverH wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 14:31
how about this one near Edinburgh: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.89208 ... 8192?hl=en with a whopping 9
I can only find 7 :confused: Or does no entry count as a destination?
6 if you discount the duplicate.
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by OliverH » Tue Feb 01, 2022 14:08

the cheesecake man wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 13:30
OliverH wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 14:31
how about this one near Edinburgh: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.89208 ... 8192?hl=en with a whopping 9
I can only find 7 :confused: Or does no entry count as a destination?
Sorry my bad; yes, there are only seven. I must have miscounted or counted each line as a destination.

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by TS » Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:23

Six, but twelve if you take account of each of them being bilingual.

Quite a big arrowhead!

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by OliverH » Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:04

TS wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:23
Six, but twelve if you take account of each of them being bilingual.

Quite a big arrowhead!

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by jnty » Wed Feb 02, 2022 14:55

TS wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:23
Six, but twelve if you take account of each of them being bilingual.

Quite a big arrowhead!

https://goo.gl/maps/hmoamphNFAuc2bga6
An extremely large sign for a very minor road! I wonder what the average population per destination is?!

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by Bryn666 » Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:11

jnty wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 14:55
TS wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:23
Six, but twelve if you take account of each of them being bilingual.

Quite a big arrowhead!

https://goo.gl/maps/hmoamphNFAuc2bga6
An extremely large sign for a very minor road! I wonder what the average population per destination is?!
Looks like someone has blindly followed the "NSL = 200+ x height" logic without actually looking at the road speeds in question which are almost certainly nowhere near 60 - going back in time shows a more reasonably sized (albeit monolingual) blue bordered sign here.
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by jnty » Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:41

Bryn666 wrote:
Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:11
jnty wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 14:55
TS wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 09:23
Six, but twelve if you take account of each of them being bilingual.

Quite a big arrowhead!

https://goo.gl/maps/hmoamphNFAuc2bga6
An extremely large sign for a very minor road! I wonder what the average population per destination is?!
Looks like someone has blindly followed the "NSL = 200+ x height" logic without actually looking at the road speeds in question which are almost certainly nowhere near 60 - going back in time shows a more reasonably sized (albeit monolingual) blue bordered sign here.
Thinking about it, that junction is a bit of a guddle with a fairly fast S2 approach from that direction but a transition to S1 on both other arms - the transition is pretty much immediate for the side road, which is unusual even in the Highlands. I can see the logic that you want people to have decided exactly where they want to go as early as possible so they can devote as much brainpower as possible to negotiating the junction safely and considerately, especially given the amount of text they'll need to process!

I was more referring to the careful enumeration of every single placename along this pretty simple dead-end road. I think it would do the job to just sign it as as Red Point - the end of the road - with Badachro as it seems to be the largest settlement with a harbour and the only junction of note. You could at least drop Shieldaig, though, a place which seems to comprise of a single lodge and confusingly shares its name with a much larger settlement which you would access at the next major junction!

I wonder if the destination list was lifted directly from a very old signpost/milepost that was there before?

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by the cheesecake man » Mon Feb 14, 2022 13:08

We have a new leader Ten in Cromford! :cool:

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by Big L » Tue Feb 15, 2022 07:12

the cheesecake man wrote:
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We have a new leader Ten in Cromford! :cool:
Here's another ten just off the Warwickshire M40. Big sign!
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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by Chris5156 » Tue Feb 15, 2022 11:16

Big L wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 07:12
the cheesecake man wrote:
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We have a new leader Ten in Cromford! :cool:
Here's another ten just off the Warwickshire M40. Big sign!
Stupidly big sign and it looks bloody awful. Three separate flags - one white, one brown, one black - would probably result in a smaller overall sign area, a much clearer way of showing the same information, and leave room for a lorry symbol next to the bottom two destinations, which is mandatory but has been omitted.

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Re: Most destinations on one direction sign

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:23

Chris5156 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 11:16
Big L wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 07:12
Here's another ten just off the Warwickshire M40. Big sign!
Stupidly big sign and it looks bloody awful.
But impressive. Did the missing bottom half of the sign on the right say anything? If not then that was excessively big too.

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