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Dead End

Streck

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Better name than "Dead End"?

Is there a better name for a cul-de-sac or dead end other than "dead end" for traffic control signage?
 

Jen

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Try "No Outlet"

Still we get the sightseers & ruggeds asking "Ain't this where the public landing is?"
 

Journeymouse

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The standard UK dead end sign is attached. The highway code has it as "No through road for vehicles".
 

Dan

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Journeymouse said:
The standard UK dead end sign is attached.
That looks like "Boston rapid transit station." It's probably a better pictogram than abything else out there, though.

No outlet = the road you're on is the only way to access a street or group of streets.

Dead end = a road that does not continue to join another street.
 

GeogPlanner

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hmmm...i've always liked dead end...esp when the dead end is abutting a cemetery...

but i guess in the 'burbs you need to be more PC...so tell it like it is:
 

Geoffrey

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Why not just say it like it is "DEAD END". You need to worn people who are not familar with the street that it is is a dead end. I think there is nothing clearer or more understood by the driver.
For those developers how choose use alot of dead ends in there streets pattern, I say tuff. anything else is week, confusing and pointless.

A culdesac should be signed "Dead Catapillar". Thats what they look like on a the site plan.

Alternatively, I propose we band culdesac.
 

el Guapo

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This sign says "dead end" also




If you can't read it -it says "Sniper at Work."
 

Streck

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Wow! What great posts!

Thanks for the photos!

I was thinking that "dead end" was kind of negative, and there might be another word (or symbol) to use.

Any more?
 
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