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Old 01-07-19, 04:06 PM
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Road signs on your commute


A while back I started a thread with a photo of an adopt-a-road sign with the suggestion others do the same but I think it was sort of a dud because you all were avoiding the topic of the sponsor. At any rate it never took off and I was kind of sad since I wanted to see who had adopted your road. Here’s another try, and more generic. I spotted this today. Share your interesting, funny, odd or defaced road signs along your commute!

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Old 01-08-19, 07:45 AM
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I wish I had a photo but they have fixed the sign...

But for years there was a low bridge near my house with a sign that said "CAUTION LOW CLEARANCE"

The funny part is that the bottom of the sign was all torn up from trucks continually hitting it.

Irony.
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Old 01-08-19, 08:23 AM
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I wish I had a photo but they have fixed the sign...

But for years there was a low bridge near my house with a sign that said "CAUTION LOW CLEARANCE"

The funny part is that the bottom of the sign was all torn up from trucks continually hitting it.

Irony.
Kind of like this?

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Fun fact, those are all the same driver.

I like the ones who drive up to it really slowly like they're trying to see if it's going to work.
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I ride by this sign every morning. What this intersection really needs is a sign that says "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here"... What a mess!

(and yeah, Dorchester Street and Dorchester Avenue are totally different major roads... Welcome to Boston!)

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I'll take Southhampton St. I don't know where it goes, but it avoids the rest of that nonsense so it's good with me!

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I ride by this sign every morning. What this intersection really needs is a sign that says "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here"... What a mess!

(and yeah, Dorchester Street and Dorchester Avenue are totally different major roads... Welcome to Boston!)

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In all honesty, I don't "commute" anymore, I just go places and come back home (retired).


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There's a condo complex I go by when I walk to work with a bunch of signs on 1 post. There's one that says "no parking, tow zone" and another that says parked cars need a permit from them. Can I park there or not?
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^^^^^ You need a permit to tow a car there, maybe? Fah, who knows, <<accent=Ditka>>It's Chicago!<</accent>>

Not exactly on my commute, and not my pic (lazy; bing maps screen-shot), but just off the southwest commuter path, there's:



Re. street names, they make no effing sense here either, at least wrt. the street _type_. Forget about Streets going E-W and Avenues going N-S (or vice-versa). There are Streets, Avenues, Boulevards, Drives, Trails, Places, etc. with no rhyme or reason as to what constitutes each. There's a Franklin Ave and Franklin St, both going N-S, but in different parts of town. Same with Center St - Center Ave.
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In true BF tradition, this is neither a road sign nor is it on my commute... Seen in S. Lake Tahoe.
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I had to stop and take a picture of this car.


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I hereby rule bumper stickers allowable. Just let it be your own photo from your ride and not something you saw on Twitstagram
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No picture, but was past and almost right hooked by a car. The rear window had a huge lettered "Courtesy Vehicle"...
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This isn't on my commute. It's at Newark Airport. What a dismal place. Imagine being lost in the labyrinth of airport roads and coming upon a sign that merely asks, "Are you lost?" And then offering no information. How can I forget this?

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Also, this intersection is on a route I used to commute on. There are many photos of these signs on the interwebz.

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I am not equipped with a flat thing to capture photos on the go, but there's some pre-construction spray paint in a bike line I pass every evening that says "START TAPE" but because of sloppy handwriting I always read it as "SHART TAPE"
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Not my commute, but ran across this cycling back roads in Maine. I thought it perfectly captured the Mainer spirit...
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This was in downtown Portland, not normally on my commute.

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