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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Wed Dec 23, 2020 17:58

the cheesecake man wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 19:12
No entry. Perhaps we should have a sign for that. :thumbsdown:
That one was put up due to people ignoring the bus lane - there are already correct signs here, but people kept ignoring them and complaining about getting tickets. So the red sign is to emphasise that you really can't go this way. Its twin telling you which way you should go seems to have got lost between 2012 and 2015 when the street lights were replaced.
I'm not sure when these were first put up (before 2008, as that's as far back as streetview goes) but as temporary signs they should have gone by now.


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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bfivethousand » Thu Dec 24, 2020 01:23

Yep, every local highway authority in the country has its one, and invariably only one, thorn-in-its-side member of the public that revels in the publicity of the local rag to highlight the smallest of inaccuracies in new traffic schemes. I say inaccuracies - half the time their assertions aren't even correct although in this case Swansea Council have held their hands up.

You just have to read the comments beneath the story to discover just how little the rest of the world cares.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by traffic-light-man » Thu Dec 24, 2020 14:55

I particularly enjoyed the 'you can only mention one route number once on a sign' assertion. I assume they probably meant per direction, rather than on each sign.

I will get in touch if something's blatantly wrong and likely to cause a problem, but directly with the authority rather than via the medium of our local rag.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Pilgrim Dan » Sun Dec 27, 2020 09:49

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Sun Dec 27, 2020 20:45

Nathan_A_RF wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 16:14
Colourblind sign designer?
Worse still encouraging drivers to cross a solid double white line

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by jervi » Wed Dec 30, 2020 20:00

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.84076 ... 312!8i6656

Last time I checked, horses are not motor vehicles

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Wed Dec 30, 2020 20:25

jervi wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 20:00
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.84076 ... 312!8i6656

Last time I checked, horses are not motor vehicles
The sign is to permit horse-drawn motor vehicles...

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by jervi » Wed Dec 30, 2020 22:11

SteelCamel wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 20:25
jervi wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 20:00
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.84076 ... 312!8i6656

Last time I checked, horses are not motor vehicles
The sign is to permit horse-drawn motor vehicles...
I never knew those existed, I wonder how many of them are still used nowadays. I guess you could call it a hybrid :laugh:
The other end is certainly not right. Also also doesn't allow access, and from the amount of people who park their cars along this track I presume it isn't enforced either.

This road is also part BOAT, although Not entirely sure why they didn't just reclassify it as a restricted byway, since that would have a very similar effect as these two TROs. Basically the same result as the A14 Huntingdon bypass not being a motorway, just ends up it shown incorrectly (in terms of access) on a map, and have to throw up a load of restriction signs.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Big L » Thu Dec 31, 2020 14:34

Something here looks a little redundant.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by SteelCamel » Thu Dec 31, 2020 15:30

jervi wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 22:11
I never knew those existed, I wonder how many of them are still used nowadays. I guess you could call it a hybrid :laugh:
That particular one was to deal with an area not allowing motor cars - the post service didn't want to use horses for the whole run, so they just towed the car with a horse until they got to the highway, then unhitched the horse and started the engine. Apparently Ford did produce an official harness kit for their cars - during the Great Depression many people couldn't afford petrol but some of them had a horse available. I doubt this lasted much longer than the 1930s - after that most people wouldn't have had horses around.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by traffic-light-man » Thu Dec 31, 2020 17:01

TTM, I know, but :cry:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Thu Dec 31, 2020 17:09

SteelCamel wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 17:58
the cheesecake man wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 19:12
No entry. Perhaps we should have a sign for that. :thumbsdown:
That one was put up due to people ignoring the bus lane - there are already correct signs here, but people kept ignoring them and complaining about getting tickets. So the red sign is to emphasise that you really can't go this way. Its twin telling you which way you should go seems to have got lost between 2012 and 2015 when the street lights were replaced.
I'm not sure when these were first put up (before 2008, as that's as far back as streetview goes) but as temporary signs they should have gone by now.
Can't help but think that a 613 with an exception plate strapped to the lighting column would be a far more logical (and lawful) solution.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bfivethousand » Fri Jan 01, 2021 01:41

This is a little bit silly.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Big L » Fri Jan 01, 2021 07:55

Bfivethousand wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 01:41
This is a little bit silly.
It tells you where the border actually is, and it's not where the big "Welcome to Wales" sign is at the bottom of the hill.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Al__S » Fri Jan 01, 2021 17:21

Bfivethousand wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 01:41
This is a little bit silly.
in the opposite direction it appears the Welsh authorities don't feel the need for the termination signs

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:31

traffic-light-man wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 17:01
TTM, I know, but :cry:
Everything there is wrong. That takes some skills.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:36

Big L wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 07:55
Bfivethousand wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 01:41
This is a little bit silly.
It tells you where the border actually is, and it's not where the big "Welcome to Wales" sign is at the bottom of the hill.
But is is of no consequence to a driver where the border is - a simple repeater sign here would have been sufficient and the correct full distance signed from the start at either end.
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