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View Poll Results: Green or blue street signs?
They're green! 28 77.78%
They're blue! 8 22.22%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-18-2014, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Are the street signs in your city green, or are they blue?
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Baltimore, DC, Silver Spring: Green
Bethesda, Columbia: Blue

History can also play a factor. For example, Baltimore's street signs were yellowish in the mid-20th century.

Now for some other big cities:

NYC: Mostly green (although back in the early-mid 20th century, they were blue, and then color-coded by borough from the mid-60s to about the mid-80s.) There are some brown ones to designate historic districts, a few retro blue signs around Herald Square, and a few more blue ones just north/west of Grand Central.
Philadelphia, Boston: Green (see above with NYC with regards to Boston. Philly's street signs in the mid-20th century were white.)
Chicago: Green (they were brown in the early 20th century and yellow in the mid-20th century)
Los Angeles: Blue (they were black in the early 20th century)
New Orleans: Blue (except in the French Corner)
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans: Blue (except in the French Corner)
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Montréal & New York area
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Mostly green but in one city they are blue.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Some green, some blue. In the city proper, the blue signs are usually used for informal names of streets like when they're named after prominent figures while the official street name is in green.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, DC, Silver Spring: Green
Bethesda, Columbia: Blue

History can also play a factor. For example, Baltimore's street signs were yellowish in the mid-20th century.

Now for some other big cities:

NYC: Mostly green (although back in the early-mid 20th century, they were blue, and then color-coded by borough from the mid-60s to about the mid-80s.) There are some brown ones to designate historic districts, a few retro blue signs around Herald Square, and a few more blue ones just north/west of Grand Central.
Philadelphia, Boston: Green (see above with NYC with regards to Boston. Philly's street signs in the mid-20th century were white.)
Chicago: Green (they were brown in the early 20th century and yellow in the mid-20th century)
Los Angeles: Blue (they were black in the early 20th century)
New Orleans: Blue (except in the French Corner)
Great info!
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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They are blue here in Pittsburgh. I much prefer the blue over green ones.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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they're mostly green in my city, but they range from green, blue, purple, white, red, black, and even purple.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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They're white.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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They're white.
What city is that?
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