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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by Owain » Tue Dec 31, 2019 17:19

Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 15:25
Meanwhile the UK thinks such signs are pointless and is removing or not putting them in to begin with in many places... :roll: :evil:

I like the long distance system France uses, it shows that the big roads are for strategic use...
So do I!

Next time I drive down the M1, I'll have a look to see how far down you need to be to get the distance to London shown on a sign. London is shown on directional signage almost from Leeds city centre, and for directional purposes it is shown again on approach to the M62. But I don't think any distance is indicated on any signage until south of the M6/A14. There is this oddity just before the M62, but no distance is shown.

Once south of the M62, there does not appear to be any distance signage at all until this sign, which is south of Wakefield; and even then, travellers to large/largish places like London, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham or Derby have no idea how much further their journey will last!

Perhaps their rationale is that everybody will be using satnav?
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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by trickstat » Tue Dec 31, 2019 18:08

Owain wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 17:19
Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 15:25
Meanwhile the UK thinks such signs are pointless and is removing or not putting them in to begin with in many places... :roll: :evil:

I like the long distance system France uses, it shows that the big roads are for strategic use...
So do I!

Next time I drive down the M1, I'll have a look to see how far down you need to be to get the distance to London shown on a sign. London is shown on directional signage almost from Leeds city centre, and for directional purposes it is shown again on approach to the M62. But I don't think any distance is indicated on any signage until south of the M6/A14. There is this oddity just before the M62, but no distance is shown.

Once south of the M62, there does not appear to be any distance signage at all until this sign, which is south of Wakefield; and even then, travellers to large/largish places like London, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham or Derby have no idea how much further their journey will last!

Perhaps their rationale is that everybody will be using satnav?
Which is quite frankly ridiculous as who needs a satnav to get from Leeds to London*? I know some people will use them for traffic info but there are plenty of people who quite validly wouldn't see the point of using them for such a journey.

*London in a broad sense. I can understand using one to find a specific location within London that you are not that sure about.

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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by Vierwielen » Thu Jan 02, 2020 18:57

mikehindsonevans wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 01:21
Ruperts Trooper wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:41
There's probably one at Halley 6 on Antartica!
Pretty certain that there was one on East Falkland around June of 1982.
... but when I last checked, it was a little awkward to drive from the Falklands to France.

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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by Vierwielen » Thu Jan 02, 2020 19:03

trickstat wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 18:08
Owain wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 17:19
Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 15:25
Meanwhile the UK thinks such signs are pointless and is removing or not putting them in to begin with in many places... :roll: :evil:

I like the long distance system France uses, it shows that the big roads are for strategic use...
So do I!

Next time I drive down the M1, I'll have a look to see how far down you need to be to get the distance to London shown on a sign. London is shown on directional signage almost from Leeds city centre, and for directional purposes it is shown again on approach to the M62. But I don't think any distance is indicated on any signage until south of the M6/A14. There is this oddity just before the M62, but no distance is shown.

Once south of the M62, there does not appear to be any distance signage at all until this sign, which is south of Wakefield; and even then, travellers to large/largish places like London, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham or Derby have no idea how much further their journey will last!

Perhaps their rationale is that everybody will be using satnav?
Which is quite frankly ridiculous as who needs a satnav to get from Leeds to London*? I know some people will use them for traffic info but there are plenty of people who quite validly wouldn't see the point of using them for such a journey.

*London in a broad sense. I can understand using one to find a specific location within London that you are not that sure about.
I agree that using a satnav is ridiculous, but using the route map here (CRBD) or here (Wikipedia) and driver location signs enables one's passenger to quickly calculate the distance to the next services.

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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by Norfolktolancashire » Wed Jan 08, 2020 15:51

Found another, further distance this time along the same road 876km near Pamplona

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@42.84864 ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by mikehindsonevans » Sat Jan 18, 2020 06:57

Vierwielen wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 18:57
mikehindsonevans wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 01:21
Ruperts Trooper wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:41
There's probably one at Halley 6 on Antartica!
Pretty certain that there was one on East Falkland around June of 1982.
... but when I last checked, it was a little awkward to drive from the Falklands to France.
The question in the thread was "distance sign" not drivability :lol:
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Re: Longest distance sign to Paris?

Post by exiled » Sun Jan 19, 2020 13:38

Norfolktolancashire wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 15:51
Found another, further distance this time along the same road 876km near Pamplona

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@42.84864 ... 312!8i6656
Interesting that Bordeaux and Bayonne have their Castillian names on there, but that Toulouse has all but replaced the historic 'Tolosa (de Francia)' and that Paris is spelled the French and not Castilian way (París) though to be fair the difference is in the mark over the 'i'
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