Sydney has been having a big problem with oversized trucks driving into tunnels that are too low. So Sydney needed a stop sign that is absolutely impossible to miss. Here it is and it's amazing.
It is telling that the very name for rolling through a stop sign is a "California Stop." This particular intersection in Belmont, south of San Francisco, illustrates again why our drivers are so terrible at following the rules of the road.
At some point in recent years, a ghost in the urban planning machine put up 700 rogue stop signs in Cranston, Rhode Island, (pop. 80,000; stop sign pop. 2,600). They're totally undocumented, and the city can't figure out where exactly they came from. But after an investigation by a specially appointed committee,…
TED, the Technology, Entertainment and Design series, is a thought-provoking series of discussions by a constellation of thinkers. This TED Talk considered traffic flow and stop signs, putting a dollar figure to sitting around. Their proposal? This "Take Turns" sign.
The bulk of graffiti is just mindless tagging for the sake of tagging and though pretty at times, it's also pretty boring. When graffiti is clever it's far more enjoyable. For example: this stop sign ironically inked. [Infrastructurist]
Planners in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn had a little fun when putting up stop signs and now that fun is done thanks to a party-pooping mayor. The signs are the standard issue octagons, but included are funny catchphrases and song lyrics that commonly accompany the word "stop." The hijinks include "Stop In The…