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Old 07-20-17, 08:14 AM
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got one from vacation, will come back & add it later
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Old 08-06-17, 12:03 PM
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These are great!
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Old 09-05-17, 07:28 AM
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not from vacation, I saw that one but forgot what thread I should share it in. saw these yesterday tho



found the summer vacation photo. poor quality cuz it's a screen grab I think. anyway I think this is in Eastham, MA



I have another from Washington D.C. but it's not with me, I might be able to find it on Google Street view for Pennsylvania Ave not far from the Newseum, yup here we go


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Old 09-16-17, 10:23 PM
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And the answer to the question about sidewalks:

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Old 09-16-17, 10:32 PM
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And... A couple more.

There are a few of these "hot spot" markers. Most without the green, but a marker to where one can hopefully trigger the light sensors (and hopefully signals calibrated to bikes).

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Old 09-16-17, 10:42 PM
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And a couple more. I suppose there must be a reason to state the obvious.

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just reminded me I had a sidewalk sign but it's not cycling related, or is it?
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Old 09-17-17, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
And a couple more. I suppose there must be a reason to state the obvious.

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I much prefer that than a sign that tells cyclists to dismount and walk.
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Old 09-17-17, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
I much prefer that than a sign that tells cyclists to dismount and walk.
The first (white) sign was a bit odd, but I do think it was intended to be a bike path. Plus, I would imagine the local businesses want to appear to be "bike friendly".

The second (green) sign was part of the riverfront MUP/Bikeway, and was intended to be so. However, they frequently wall off a section of greenway with fencing. In the case above there was a concert that had drawn a crowd outside the fence. I was towing a trailer, and ended up backing out and going a different direction.

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I think there are some "dismount and walk" signs around the University of Oregon campus. I'll look for them the next time I go there, but I think they are largely ignored, so really there is no winning.
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Old 01-07-18, 02:51 AM
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Oh, here's another from Portland.

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I'm not quite sure...

I think it may mean cyclists beware of Giants.. or since it is in the Western USA, perhaps cyclists beware of Bigfoot!
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Sometimes signs just state the obvious.

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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Sometimes signs just state the obvious.

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IMO, these should be standard signage!

I can't tell you how many times I've been walking across a street on the walk sign, only to get yelled at by a driver in a turning vehicle claiming right of way. My worst bicycle accident happened this way as well, and ended with a friendly police officer politely explaining to the driver that vehicles proceeding straight have right of way over those turning. </rant>
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Old 01-07-18, 02:23 PM
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That yield sign is at the edge of a park, and part of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, and thus there may be a higher than expected volume of bicycles, and pedestrians proceeding straight while all cars turn, so perhaps there were traffic conflicts there in the past.

An alternative option would be to trigger bike/pedestrian lights in an independent light cycle to vehicle movements. I had posted this a while ago that when the crosswalk was activated, the cars got a no right on red light.

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However, one still has to deal with bicycles on the road. I think there was a bike path there.
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Old 04-08-18, 02:22 PM
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Have we gotten these yet?

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Also the "walk" sign, and the "look" sign. All of this is crossing a bus express lane, with a forced right angle corner.

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Hopefully the "take the lane" crowd won't complain about a wide shoulder along a 4-lane road (hill climb) with a 55 MPH speed limit.

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Button activated narrow bridge crossing. I've also seen one on a local tunnel, but I don't get past there by bike much... I'll get it sometime.
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Old 04-08-18, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Have we gotten these yet?

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Also the "walk" sign, and the "look" sign. All of this is crossing a bus express lane, with a forced right angle corner.

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Hopefully the "take the lane" crowd won't complain about a wide shoulder along a 4-lane road (hill climb) with a 55 MPH speed limit.

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Button activated narrow bridge crossing. I've also seen one on a local tunnel, but I don't get past there by bike much... I'll get it sometime.
That bridge light is pretty neat and considerate.
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Old 04-08-18, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr View Post
That bridge light is pretty neat and considerate.
I ride on road shoulders.... and the road shoulder disappeared at the bridge.

I don't know if anybody pays attention to the flashing lights. I waited for a hole in traffic, then hit the button and went, so I didn't see if it was even flashing. Coming the other direction, there was a "T" at the end of the bridge, so the light may have been less visible.

The Tunnel bike lights I've seen to look very conspicuous. But, of course, I'm a cyclist.
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Old 04-08-18, 06:35 PM
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We have a blanket pedestrian/cycleway over the whole town, cyclists also have every right to every road, so there are no instruction signs for cyclists. The only cycling signage i can think of is the generic pedestrians/cycles symbols on the network's direction signs.

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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Toronto, around Christmas time, 2014

These would be so useful around here. There are towns and cities who have opened all their one way streets to bicycles in both directions, but it only says that on the exit end, not the entry end, so drivers frequently forget and blast into one way roads not expecting any opposing bicycle traffic.
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These would be so useful around here. There are towns and cities who have opened all their one way streets to bicycles in both directions, but it only says that on the exit end, not the entry end, so drivers frequently forget and blast into one way roads not expecting any opposing bicycle traffic.
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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.

Since we're talking about signs, it's interesting that they a put a speed-bump warning sign up even for the cyclists heading north. Another sign of sorts, is the sharrow endorsing southbound cyclists taking the lane.
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
We have a blanket pedestrian/cycleway over the whole town, cyclists also have every right to every road, so there are no instruction signs for cyclists. The only cycling signage i can think of is the generic pedestrians/cycles symbols on the network's direction signs.

Salem has quite a few path signs. They're handy when riding through from out of town. Although, most of theirs are signs on residential streets directing cyclists.

I haven't paid a lot of attention in Eugene, but I think they've put up maps, but not direction signs on the MUP paths. Perhaps I'll send a note asking why not.
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Seeing all those recent posts by CliffordK and rumrunn6, I'm surprised by the amount of written warnings and instructions, and more so the expectation for drivers to read and comprehend them while passing by at speed.

Around here the vast majority of signs use sign language because it's quicker to recognize as long as you know the accompanying rules. If there's a sign indicating a pedestrian zone, cyclists are expected to know the traffic law saying that they have to get off their bikes, and if there's a small bicycle sign underneath they're expected to know that cycling is permitted at a cautious pace while paying attention to pedestrians. And "ZONE" or "frei" (free as in permitted) is already a lot of words, most signs have none at all.
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Originally Posted by Saale View Post
Seeing all those recent posts by CliffordK and rumrunn6, I'm surprised by the amount of written warnings and instructions, and more so the expectation for drivers to read and comprehend them while passing by at speed.

Around here the vast majority of signs use sign language because it's quicker to recognize as long as you know the accompanying rules. If there's a sign indicating a pedestrian zone, cyclists are expected to know the traffic law saying that they have to get off their bikes, and if there's a small bicycle sign underneath they're expected to know that cycling is permitted at a cautious pace while paying attention to pedestrians. And "ZONE" or "frei" (free as in permitted) is already a lot of words, most signs have none at all.


Since about the 1960's, there has been a move towards using less text and more pictograms in the signs.

One of the differences between the USA and Europe is that the USA is strongly English speaking, although we do have a growing Spanish speaking population. Europe is much more multi-lingual, especially as the EU has been growing over the last few decades.

Most signs with 1 or 2 words can easily be read and comprehended. I think there have been some complaints about removing too much text from signs.

However, this topic is about cycling specific signs, and many are somewhat non-standard. Thus, I think adding text may make them easier to understand rather than using 100% pictographs which might leave readers guessing.

Or, ideally mix pictographs and text so one can interpret the signs with either.
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Since about the 1960's, there has been a move towards using less text and more pictograms in the signs.

One of the differences between the USA and Europe is that the USA is strongly English speaking, although we do have a growing Spanish speaking population. Europe is much more multi-lingual, especially as the EU has been growing over the last few decades.

Most signs with 1 or 2 words can easily be read and comprehended. I think there have been some complaints about removing too much text from signs.

However, this topic is about cycling specific signs, and many are somewhat non-standard. Thus, I think adding text may make them easier to understand rather than using 100% pictographs which might leave readers guessing.

Or, ideally mix pictographs and text so one can interpret the signs with either.
Yeah, I guess so. I wasn't meaning to attack the US for their customary things, I just like to point out differences in hopes of gaining knowledge and understanding.
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20.jpg

Ok, so not exactly bike specific.

It kind of gets lost with the campaign signs, but the "20 is plenty" is a new campaign by the City of Portland.

The basic speed limit for unmarked residential streets was reduced to 20 MPH.

The city gave out a bunch of these signs for people to put up in the neighborhoods.

Oddly, it doesn't say "MPH" anywhere on the signs... 20 what? apples?
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I don't think we'll forget what traffic signs mean as long as those Captchas ask us to find either those or vehicles most of the time.
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