Skip to comments.New Yorkers outraged as bureaucrats order city to change lettering on every single street sign
Posted on 09/30/2010 8:00:45 AM PDT by Qbert
The city will change the lettering on every single street sign - at an estimated cost of about $27.5 million - because the feds don't like the font.
Street names will change from all capital letters to a combination of upper and lower case on roads across the country thanks to the pricey federal regulation, officials said Wednesday.
By 2018, MADISON AVE. will become Madison Ave. and will be printed in a font called Clearview, the city Department of Transportation says.
The Federal Highway Administration says the switch will improve safety because drivers identify the words more quickly when they're displayed that way - and can sooner return their eyes to the road.
Still, several city residents were OUTRAGED.
"That's ridiculous," said James Sullivan, 34, a bike messenger from Queens. "They might as well just burn the damn money."
The city has about 250,000 signs, and it costs about $110 to replace one, the DOT says. Officials said the new signs will have improved reflectivity and clarity for nighttime drivers.
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And NYC has a budget problem why???
That’s not a “font” change, that’s a capitalization change.
Still a waste of money, though. Someone must have a brother in the sign business...
What, no Espanol? RACISTS!
What a freakin’ waste...Where is common sense? Has it just been completely abandoned?
Sounds like the sign makers and construction union to replace them have made their proper payment to government election campaigns.
Good to see them doing the proper thing for the king.
Are all of the graduates of NYC schools familiar with lower case letters?
...nope not racist...it will be illegals painting the signs
which company is going to make the new signs? Always follow the money...
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Wow, talk about a total waste of money and resources. There are some people in our Government that need a serious @ss kicking behind the woodshed.
We can’t afford garbage like this. Don’t these idiots know this? The bankrupcy of America is being done deliberately. Our nation is being taken over by economic ruin vs. a war. We must stop this... I just don’t know how we can beat some sense into our elected officials. They seem to be power drunk and spend happy.
The pressure cooker is way over pressure now. It won’t be long until it pops.
If they want them quickly recoginzed, they should put them on little blackberry screens.
“Thats not a font change, thats a capitalization change.”
We did the same thing in Boone County MO. Not sure whose idea it was. They haven’t replaced them all.
I HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR HOW TO STOP THIS.
you’re gonna love this.
I guess they had to find jobs for all of those Census workers.