Gudrun

Gudrun club

Posted: May 25, 2020


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#26 - a traffic sign

#26 - a traffic sign
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Peter_Private_Box, Janano -, Percy Schramm, Amelia Heath and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
That is an interesting sign! I guess it means there is a railroad crossing ahead. And is that flash part of it(?) Warning for a power line above the railroad(?) But what is that metal bar below for(?) =O
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Sami Serola club
Thank you so much, Sami! Yes, the rack railway (part of our tram network) is crossing the road there (I have now linked the wiki article in the description). I'm not sure what the flash sign means but the metal bar is just something for cyclists to hold on to so they don't have to dismount, it's usual also on traffic lights.
5 weeks ago.
polytropos club has replied to Gudrun club
Ah, eine Haltestange für Velofahrer! Das nenne ich Dienstleistung! :-)
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to polytropos club
Ja gell! Ansonsten ist Stuttgart kein so gutes Pflaster für Velofahrer. Abwärts geht's hier sehr flott, aufwärts am besten mit Elektrounterstützung.... Die Downhill-Klientel fährt mit der Zacke (Zahnradbahn) nach oben und stürzt sich dann durch den Wald runter.
5 weeks ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Gudrun club
That is a clever idea that metal bar! =D

I suppose too many people had been leaning on such traffic signs too often. So, it has decided to attach such metal bar to lean on.

What comes to flash symbol, it indeed turned out warn for electric lines above the railway and road:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_signs_in_Germany#Railway_level_crossing_signs

But now another dilemma emerged! Why there are two ways to hang these X signs(?) Upright and sideways! =O

Here in Finland it is always only sideways, and electric line above the tracks has become something considered as self-evident :

commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Finland_road_sign_176.svg
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Sami Serola club
I have been googling a bit: in Germany both versions are allowed, the sideways version is the older one. In order to avoid collisions it had be be hung higher and drivers tended to overlook it, so they changed to upright where it takes up less space and could be erected at a height that drivers can see it immediately. I guess it has a lot to do with narrow German roads;-)
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Brightly coloured and easy to see...........and I love the idea of having somewhere for the cyclists to grab on to. We have nothing like that here.

The lightening sign is normally a warning about high voltage electricity.
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Keith Burton club
Thank you, Keith! With Stuttgart's topography cyclists need all the help they can get;-)
Thanks for the explanation- the railway is electric!
5 weeks ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
interesting sign, it really pops
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Wierd Folkersma club
Thanks a lot, Wierd!
5 weeks ago.
 Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema club
Very clear. No barriers?
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Diederik Santema club
No barriers at all, just lights. It's part of the tram network in town with one train ín each direction every 15 minutes and I know of no accidents there ( though there are plenty of accidents elsewhere with cars doing U-turns over tram lines where it's forbidden...)
5 weeks ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
das gute alte Andreaskreuz.
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Chrissy club
Man sieht es immer seltener, weil die ebenerdigen Übergänge wegfallen.
5 weeks ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
Cool sign, looks a bit battered.
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to fragglerocks club
Thank you so much, fraggs! The usual city vandalism....
5 weeks ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
It's good to know that feel able to get out and about now, Gudrun. I wonder what trips you are missing so far this year?
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Amelia Heath club
Thanks very much, Amelia! So far I have cancelled two trips to Hamburg and my big summer holiday to Iceland. I would feel comfortable travelling in Iceland but not comfortable at all travelling by rail and plane to get there...
This trip here was on foot and yesterday I managed to see my mother for the first time since February. I went there by car with a friend and we stayed outside with the required distance all afternoon:-)
5 weeks ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
By the way. That rack railway thing is awesome! There's almost no limits on what people can up with.
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club has replied to Sami Serola club
It's a fantastic trip -this time I walked, though;-) We also have a cable car that leads up to a big cemetery in the woods (jokingly called the "legay hunter express"). It's also part of the tram network and doesn't cost extra.
5 weeks ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
Man wollte es wohl zu einem anderen traffic sign mittels aufkleber umfunktionieren, aber die gegendemonstranten hatten was dagegen... ;-)
5 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Das gute alte Andreaskreuz mit besonderer Vorrichtung für Radfahrer - klasse Idee.
5 weeks ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
well it doesn't say much does it? Great find. interesting sign Gudrun
3 weeks ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Gudrun

A very nice picture, of a nice everyday object.

i did have a quick look to see if I had any other pictures of these signs from Germany, but no.
(Not with electric wires).
In England we always have a big triangular sign giving the safe clearance height under the wires, but some people are too stupid to read it...


Best Wishes, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
11 days ago.

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