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From: Otto Yamamoto on 2 May 2010 16:34
On Sat, 01 May 2010 15:00:15 -0700, Stewart wrote:
> Maybe "Previous exit, Smithville".
> How about "Smithville, that-a-way ->"
Or: "Ya Can't Get Theah from Heah'
From: Larrybud on 4 May 2010 15:15
larry_scholnick <larry_scholnick(a)yahoo.com> wrote in
> You are driving along a freeway and you see a sign of the
> following type:
> Next Exit (or Next Right)
> You take that next Exit/Right and then the exit splits - East
> vs. West, North vs. South, or whatever - and there's no clue as
> to whether the previously signed Destination is to Left or to
> the Right at the split.
> Someone in the highway department should be shot, or at least
> forced to stand out there directing hapless motorists which way
> to go to get to the destination.
Not quite the same, but off North I-75 in Michigan, you have Exit 81,
which is M-24, and a few miles north (Exit 93), you have US 24.
Wouldn't want to be the guy who received directions which say "Go
north on 75 until you reach 24..."
From: Matthew Russotto on 8 May 2010 17:31
In article <hrfupr$fn4$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
Brent <tetraethylleadREMOVETHIS(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>Autobahn signage shows a little map to give drivers half a clue. It also
>uses cities instead of often misleading compass directions. For
>instance, in chicago N-S expressways are labeled E-W because they are
>E-W across the whole country, but they don't resume their E-W course
>until they are out of IL.
I'm not sure cities would help there either... directions labeled "New
York" and "Los Angeles" are no better than East/West if you're trying
to figure out how to go north or south.
The problem with socialism is there's always
someone with less ability and more need.
From: Steve Sobol on 8 May 2010 20:51
In article <84m66rFujqU1(a)mid.individual.net>, lfsheldon(a)gmail.com
> I am for both number and city or location that is likely to be a
> destination or one that I will recognize as enroute to my destination
> ("control city" often fails either or both).
Sometimes they make no sense, even when they don't fail both tests.
Victorville has a population of over 100,000, Barstow has a population
of just 25,000, yet... guess which town is the control city on
northbound I-15 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties?
Yeah, yeah, the 15/40 junction is in Barstow. So what?
Steve Sobol, Victorville, California, USA
From: Nathan Perry on 8 May 2010 23:32
In article <MPG.264fa6fa632c6fed989917(a)news.justthe.net>,
Steve Sobol <sjsobol(a)JustThe.net> wrote:
> In article <84m66rFujqU1(a)mid.individual.net>, lfsheldon(a)gmail.com
> > I am for both number and city or location that is likely to be a
> > destination or one that I will recognize as enroute to my destination
> > ("control city" often fails either or both).
> Sometimes they make no sense, even when they don't fail both tests.
> Victorville has a population of over 100,000, Barstow has a population
> of just 25,000, yet... guess which town is the control city on
> northbound I-15 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties?
> Yeah, yeah, the 15/40 junction is in Barstow. So what?
Well, I don't know if this is why it's the control city or because it
is, but I hear Barstow used as a waypoint all the time, and
Victorville...well, with all due deference, it's never come up.
What's the history of the two towns as waypoints? I know Barstow was
talked about in the Route 66 days; how far back does Victorville date?