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March 27, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Additional parking sign

AdditionalparkingJane Gaboury submits a picture taken in Norcross, Georgia at "an upscale shopping center called The Forum."


And no doubt someone has driven the wrong way to find that mysterious "additional parking"...I see it all the time (people driving the wrong way, that is...).

Posted by: ashleyriot_vs at March 27, 2007 01:38 AM

Doesn't seem too broken to me. What else are they supposed to do? Not tell someone where the parking is?

Though I agree with the other commenter that people will probably go the wrong way to get there rather than going around the block like they should, but this sign just provides information.

Posted by: Fastolfe at March 27, 2007 10:28 AM

This is one I have to agree is broken...

The sign for additional parking should point the same way as the "one way", and then route people to the parking from there.

This is a setup just waiting for a head on collision...

Posted by: Memnon at March 27, 2007 11:27 AM

It depends on the situation whether this is broken or not.

This is looks like a T intersection.

It may be that the part of the street to the right is indeed one way but the part of the street to the left is two way.

This is not terribly uncommon and should make perfect sense in context.

It's sort of like the street sign here in San Diego which people seem to get a giggle out of:

Cruise Ships

Use Airport Exit

which also makes perfect sense in context -- the airport is adjacent to the harbor.

Posted by: SignonsAreABigPain at March 27, 2007 12:35 PM

^I agree. If you go right, you are on a one-way street to the right, but if you go left, you end up in a parking lot (perhaps the street leading to that parking lot is one-way as well).

For example, we've all seen the famous and funny sign that look like this:

One Way


One Way

It actually makes sense in context, however. You can go left or right, and each direction is a one-way street in that direction.

Posted by: TIBE4ME at March 27, 2007 08:59 PM

It seem the last post recognized my one-way arrows as an html tag. It was supposed to be two one-way arrows going in opposite directions above a two-way arrow.

Posted by: TIBE4ME at March 27, 2007 09:02 PM

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