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on your site.
Was Doing What He Loved" - Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg,
VA) article about a fellow collector and city worker who was fatally
injured in an accident while working on a traffic light.
Journal: Collecting Traffic Signals - An article about the
"increasing number of people around the world ... who collect traffic
signals and related equipment."
Blogs, Clubs & Groups
Design & Reference
- ClearviewHwy - The official site
of ClearviewHwy, the first federally-approved road guide sign font
Fonts - Download very good imitations of the typefaces used on
traffic signs, as well as arrows, symbols, sign backs and more.
Route Markers: The Clearview Future - An analysis of the Clearview
font system on Michigan's highway signs.
- Manual of Traffic
Signs - A great alternative to the MUTCD, this independent site is maintained
by an Arizona traffic engineer and offers accurate EPS and PDF
illustrations of traffic signs, as well as other information
about sign design and standards.
- Manual on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices - The MUTCD defines the standards used by road
managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices.
Documentation is available for download in PDF format, including
Book, which contains blueprints and specifications of all MUTCD-approved
- Shields-Up! - A free highway shields generator.
of California Sign Charts (1990)
Maker - Create highway signs using a free Java Applet.
Highway Old Style Font - Download a re-creation of the typeface used
on old highway signs. (A $5 contribution to the creator is encouraged.)
Road Signs - Download more than 300 signs in EPS, PNG or GIF format - free!
- Road Sign Math -
A digital camera, GPS (optional) and some basic math skills can make
your next road trip a little more exciting with this interactive game
based around numbers on highway signs.
- Stop Sign Stickers -
"Stop Stickers" are made to be stuck under "Stop" on
stop signs, and are available in everything from political statements
Bush" or "Stop
Blaming Bush") to just plain humorous ("Stop - Hammer Time").
- AARoads.com -
The online highway guide featuring maps, photos and other resources,
including a gallery of interstate highway shields.
Beltway with No Name - A site about Interstates 287, 684 and 84
through New Jersey and New York.
- California Highways - Information related to California highways and
California highway history.
Highways - An unofficial, non-commercial guide to Hawaii's highways,
featuring a Hawaii Highway Signs page.
- Illinois and
Indiana Highway Ends - A directory of current and de-commissioned
highways in Indiana and Illinois.
- Interstate Guide - A site that catalogs every
interstate highway within the Eisenhower Interstate System. Includes
a large gallery of interstate
Highway Page - Information about California's highway system
- The Lost
Highway - A collection of photographs, stories, and maps of old,
original and abandoned pieces of roadway.
Highways - A site about the past, present and future of the
Michigan State Trunkline system, as well as other highways and routes
throughout the Great Lakes State.
Trails - U.S. and Canadian roads of the 20th Century.
Highways - A directory of interstate, U.S. and state highways in
Pennsylvania, providing history and other information for each.
Road Photos and More - Covering the places, people
and highways of the Keystone State.
- Roads of the
Mid-South and West - A documentation of
highways organized by states in this region, represented mostly
by photos of signage and artifacts from those highways.
Roadfan Megaplex - Photos of highways (old and new) as well as
links to online driver's manuals.
- U.S. Highways (from
US 1 to US 830) - A site "dedicated to
the preservation and celebration of the US numbered highway system,"
including a history of
the US highway shield sign.
History & Documentation
- FireHydrant.org - "The #1 Fire
Hydrant Information Source" featuring a photo gallery indexed by manufacturer,
technical information and fire hydrant collections.
- ManHole.ca -
This gallery of manhole covers from around the world lets users submit
new photos, as well as vote on the pictures in the galleries.
(Highway-related roadside attractions)
Highway Project - The American Highway Project uses photography
to document vanishing Americana such as motels, billboards, service
stations, highway signs, tourist attractions, drive-in theatres and
- Gas Signs -
Not quite street signs, but this site is chock-full of images (old and
new) of gas stations and gas station signs, categorized by company name.
- InterestingIdeas.com - Features a section of Roadside Art that showcases
vintage advertising signs.
Barns - Features advertising barns and covered bridges.
Architecture - One man's photo documentary of nostalgic
gas stations, drive-inns, highways, restaurants and more.
- California Traffic
Signs - A personal collection of porcelain signs erected by the Auto
Club of Southern California, and other California highway-related memorabilia.
Sign Sightings (Photos of posted signs from around the U.S.)
Sign & Signal Manufacturers
Signs USA -
Suppliers of traffic signs and road signs, street signs, safety signs,
patriotic stickers and American flag decals.
Traffic Light Collections
Traffic Light Sightings (Photos
of posted signs from around the U.S.)