City limits road signs

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City limits road signs

Post by Alessio » Wed 25 Oct 2017, 12:14

I'm trying to collect pictures of road signs indicating the entrance/exit into/out of a city, such as the one displayed here: http://www.scioccoblocco.com/recensioni ... _roma2.jpg
This is, as you can imagine, the sign found at the entrance of Rome, Italy. I've been trying to use Google Street View to collect them, but it's not so easy to find where they're located (almost never where Google marks the city limits).
If you live in any other country than Italy - where I live - I encourage you to take a pic of the sign leading into your town and post it here. Bonus points if it's the sign of a major city!
Thanks for the cooperation! I posted here because I know this forum is veyr international and I might even find some other people interested in this (it's foreign culture I guess), but if you know any other place this post would belong, please leave a comment.
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Re: City limits road signs

Post by elemtilas » Wed 25 Oct 2017, 15:44

Here're a couple to get you started:


A lot of US cities like big signs:
http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles21158.jpg

A standard city limits sign:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9368658 ... 312!8i6656

A very old city limits marker, one of the original boundary stones:
https://www.washingtonian.com/wp-conten ... 94x663.jpg
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Re: City limits road signs

Post by Axiem » Wed 25 Oct 2017, 17:31

It's not my municipality, per se, but rather within walking distance of my house. Here's two different municipality limits road signs on the same stretch of road:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6046509 ... 312!8i6656

You'll see the standard green one for Glendale on the right, and then showing up between two of the cars is the custom one for Warson Woods. This picture is being taken inside of Rock Hill, which is the town I live in.

Here's the sign for Rock Hill, going the other way:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6045614 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: City limits road signs

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Wed 25 Oct 2017, 18:05

I've always been interested in boundary signs. I pay a lot of attention to city limits signs and county line signs. Most are the standard green here in California, though you will find some special ones in certain cities. Mine is a town of only 6,000 so nothing glamorous here!

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Even ones entering into major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles more or less look like this, just with less quaintness. [:P]

Some cities will have a large board covered with signs of the city's various clubs and honors and awards, though they're usually not boundary markers and often occur once you're already in the city. Redwood City has this one:

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Re: City limits road signs

Post by gach » Wed 25 Oct 2017, 19:56

Here's a Finnish municipal border sign as an example,

https://www.google.com/maps/@60.2640718 ... 312!8i6656

These are standard traffic signs that fall under the administration of the national transport agency. They are actual border signs, meaning that they are placed where ever a significant enough road crosses a municipal border. Sometimes the border is also a provincial border, and then you'll also get the provincial border sign above the municipal one,

https://www.google.com/maps/@60.3893383 ... 312!8i6656

The above link neatly shows the two border signs on both sides of the road. Being street view, you can go a bit forward and turn back to see the signs of the opposite province and locality. In the case of the Helsinki sign above, you'll first have to back over the bridge crossing the river to see the opposite sign.

Might be also interesting to note that he signs are bilingual where applicable. Here's a sign with both Finnish and North Saami text,

https://www.google.de/maps/@68.3401407, ... 312!8i6656

We are quite far from any cities here, but who cares. The sign is sadly not quadrilingual. You could find justification to include also the Inari and Skolt Saami names there, if only as nods to the languages.
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Re: City limits road signs

Post by Alessio » Thu 26 Oct 2017, 15:45

Thank you all guys! I thought nobody would even answer in the first place ahah
I will add some from my personal collection, all coming from Google Maps but only from cities I have actually been to:

https://www.google.it/maps/@44.5598746, ... 312!8i6656
This is the sign leading into my village when coming from north-west. As you can see, the sign names two places - the village itself and the municipality it belongs to. I'm sure this is common all over the world but just to clarify, we are under the jurisdiction of the town in brackets, rather than having a mayor of our own (which would be impractical as my village counts less than 800 people).

https://www.google.it/maps/@44.6232857, ... 312!8i6656
Sign leading into the capital of our province (kind of like counties in English speaking countries), Modena. You can see it's marked as belonging to the "Città dei Motori" (something along the lines of "Engine Towns") association since the first Ferrari factory is located there. (as a bonus, https://www.google.it/maps/@44.5345552, ... 312!8i6656 from this position you see both the sign leading into Maranello and the current Ferrari main factory itself)

https://www.google.it/maps/@45.3995565, ... 312!8i6656
Cities that deserve it can get a bigger road sign, which is then hung above the road rather than placed on its side. This is the case for Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and possibly one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. I've been there countless times but it never fails to impress me and keep me wanting to come back.

I'm currently looking for a sign in Bologna which can be seen together with a wonderful view of the city from a nearby hill. Bologna is the capital of my region (our equivalent of US states). I'll post it when I find it!
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Re: City limits road signs

Post by Creyeditor » Thu 26 Oct 2017, 20:57

Here you can see two German city limit road signs: the big yellow one is one for "biggish" towns and the smaller white one (actually they vary in color) is one for very small villages and city districts.
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