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October 28, 2004 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Highway Route Markers collects highway signs from around the world. The Upstate New York Roads Site lists (and reproduces) every exit sign for many of the state's freeways. Let me reiterate: Every. Exit. Sign. The net has something for everyone, even those of us with an unhealthy obsession with road signs.
posted by mcwetboy (7 comments total)

 
You'd be surprised - roadgeeking is quite a popular hobby. We They have their own newsgroup and everything.

Here's a few pages similar in scope to the ones you linked: 1 2, 3. And for scholarship and history, you can't beat NYCRoads.com and Bostonroads.com.
posted by PrinceValium at 2:59 PM on October 28, 2004


Oh, and don't forget Kurumi (who's a user here). Dan Hartung is (was?) also an active M.T.R. participant.
posted by PrinceValium at 3:01 PM on October 28, 2004


Nice post.
posted by rushmc at 3:29 PM on October 28, 2004


Related: Typographica on ClearviewHwy, the new font for road signs.
posted by mcwetboy at 3:56 PM on October 28, 2004


If you're a true road geek, you'll have your own copy of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (download here,) and, more importantly, your own Standard Highway Signs, in full color! (download here.)

As someone who occasionally uses these at work, I can say I don't want to have anything to do with them in my non-work life...
posted by pitchblende at 5:38 PM on October 28, 2004


Aww, I thought it was going to have pictures. I was about to get Nostalgic...
posted by bonaldi at 7:17 PM on October 28, 2004


Thanks, mcwetboy - and that ClearviewHwy site is a *perfect* combination of transit and font nerdiness!
posted by carter at 8:32 AM on October 29, 2004


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