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Old 05-02-15, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
No photo, but here's the street sign design as it appears in our law.

I know how it looks like, but it's really not there to warn about impending head-on collision of two cyclists. It's for drivers and it's usually coupled with a yield or stop sign. It means the junction they're approaching has a lot of crossing cycle traffic, or that crossing cycle traffic is difficult to see.

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That is an interesting one!

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Old 05-02-15, 07:43 AM
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This was a rather puzzling road in Perpignan, France ...


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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
This was a rather puzzling road in Perpignan, France ...


Beautiful street, but you want puzzling?...Come to Metro Boston.

Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
I've wanted a picture of this sign ever since I saw it. I go through this intersection twice a day. Welcome to Woburn. I don't know where I'm going but I know where I am.



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Is that picture near the intersection of I-95 and I-93? I've gotten lost there every time on about three rides. If I recall correctly. once I got south of I-95 (Rte 128) on to Washington St in Woburn, I was golden, and it is a nice ride from there into into Winchester.

Speaking of Washington St, I took this photo in Braintree.

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Yes it is. Just west of 93, just north of 95 (which we all know is really 128, now don't we?).

Welcome to Boston where you can go from 95 S to 93 N by continuing straight east. And that sign is at the other intersection of 93 and 95, the one commonly known as Malfunction Junction.

Nice. We should start a thread on funky street signs!

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A peculiarity about Metro Boston geography that I have cited as one of the reasons it’s easy to get lost is that often there are no street signs for the streets ridden on, but there are for the intersecting streets, and so often street names surreptitiously change at unmarked boundaries, known only to the locals.

Also confusing is the interchangeability of proper names, such as Washington, and Route numbers, but learning my way around Metro Boston is a very gratifying benefit of bicycling to me. On occasion such knowledge has helped me when driving through unfamiliar parts, but even more fun,

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… Often when I meet someone new, I ask them where they live because invariably I’ve ridden through their neighborhood, and that question spurs a lively conversation.
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Old 05-02-15, 08:20 AM
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Beautiful street, but you want puzzling?...Come to Metro Boston.
Look closely at the advice that "beautiful street" gives cyclists.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
This was a rather puzzling road in Perpignan, France ...



My guess: One-way for buses. Two-way for bikes. Cars use sidewalks.
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Old 05-02-15, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
My guess: One-way for buses. Two-way for bikes. Cars use sidewalks.
Close.


One lane for buses and bicycles coming toward me (where I was standing taking the photo).

One lane shared between cars and bicycles ... only the cars are coming toward me and the bicycles are going the opposite direction, toward the cars. And that was not a wide lane.

And nooks next to the sidewalk, although probably the sidewalk too, for parking.

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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
No photo, but here's the street sign design as it appears in our law.

I know how it looks like, but it's really not there to warn about impending head-on collision of two cyclists. It's for drivers and it's usually coupled with a yield or stop sign. It means the junction they're approaching has a lot of crossing cycle traffic, or that crossing cycle traffic is difficult to see.

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One of our "Cyclists Crossing signs.

This one is located at the official beginning of the Cycleway (on the right), and there are often cyclists milling about the general area, but there is a path continuing off to the left ...

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Machka, does the sign indicate an obligation to yield? Or is it just a heads-up for drivers?

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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
Machka, does the sign indicate an obligation to yield? Or is it just a heads-up for drivers?

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I'm pretty sure it is just a heads up.

Behind me ... behind where I'm standing taking the photo is a parking lot and a lot of the users of the cycleway park there, so they do generally slow up as they enter the parking lot and should be aware of the cycleway. Occasionally they will yield to the cyclists, especially if they are kind of milling about and in the way.
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Sorry. For those of us with a verbal cognitive style, pictographs can be confusing.
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Do your deer crossing signs say "Deer Crossing" ... or do they show a picture of a deer in mid-leap?
POOPING MOUNTAIN



It's particularly scary when riding a bike. I mean if they have to warn motorists...........
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Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
POOPING MOUNTAIN



It's particularly scary when riding a bike. I mean if they have to warn motorists...........

I've actually had rocks (small ones) fall off a cliff while I've been cycling along ... and bounce off my helmet. There are several reasons I wear a helmet.
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Oh-oh, she said the H word.
Roody ... how about you show us some of the cycling-related signs in your area instead of trying to stir things up unnecessarily.
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Roody ... how about you show us some of the cycling-related signs in your area instead of trying to stir things up unnecessarily.
I am not trying to stir up anything. If that's a concern in your mind, I will delete the post you object to. Then you should delete your post that quotes and responds to my post.

And I can't photograph signs at this time, so I will stay out of "your" thread from now on.
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POOPING MOUNTAIN

Ah, alternate titles... there's always the "no eating in bed" combination.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
This was a rather puzzling road in Perpignan, France ...




Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Beautiful street, but you want puzzling?...Come to Metro Boston.

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…One lane for buses and bicycles coming toward me (where I was standing taking the photo).

One lane shared between cars and bicycles ... only the cars are coming toward me and the bicycles are going the opposite direction, toward the cars. And that was not a wide lane.

And nooks next to the sidewalk, although probably the sidewalk too, for parking.
Here’s a proper Torontonian solution; in Boston, the signage likely would be ignored.



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Here's another look at Shaw St. in Toronto, not far from the spot shown by Jim from Boston. That's why the sign in his pic says "bicycles excepted" - there's a contraflow bike lane on an otherwise one-way street….

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Here’s a proper Torontonian solution; in Boston, the signage likely would be ignored.

Yeah, that's more or less what they're saying over there in Perpignan.

Maybe it's their solution to the bicycle problem ... run them straight into oncoming traffic!!
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Ok, I've been cruising for a few new signs.

I have to say that I think this corner was very intentional. And, it is absolutely wicked for my cargo bike + trailer.


And, of course, there is this overpass. The bike lane resumes at the other side of the overpass.


And, just in case you're driving a Fiat 500... this is to clarify that you're not supposed to be driving in a 4-foot wide lane.


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And, for the definitive answer to the headphones question.



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Ok,

Found a few more signs.

These was from the backroads route from Eugene to Portland.
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway - Ride Oregon Ride
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BIKE/docs/WVMapsandCues.pdf



It was a backroads route covering 130+ miles with a lot of turns. It was handy to have the signs marking the recommended course.

Now, if only they extend the northern end into Portland or Beaverton
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And another RR Crossing Sign.



One thing that was nice is that they actually designed the crossing so the bikes would have a little extra room to maneuver.

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I've seen those WV Bicycle route signs! Sometimes I'll ride all the way home from Salem and take River Road South to Independence, which is part of that route. It's nice if I go early enough to miss the heavier traffic.
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Some from Victoria, BC ...


Nice to know ...







And if you were starting your cycling trip across Canada, this would be the starting point ...
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Not bicycle related, but still…


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