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Old 08-19-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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Here in NJ, the road signs on the highways shows the cities/towns... in South Florida 95% of the road signs show for BLVD/ROAD/STREET etc.
How is it in LA area?
When is the rush hour/bad traffic in LA?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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In L.A. the freeway signs (for exits) show the street names like - Sunset Blvd. (exit off the 101). The state signs that are sometimes next to them strung across the freeway will say Sacramento 5 North - if they're headed toward the next major city.

Rush hour starts around 3pm and lasts till 7pm. (from what I have observed).

I would think that if you're in South Florida all the signs for major cities will be headed north, since you're pretty much as far south as you can get all the exits would be for Streets, Avenues or Boulevards. Right?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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In L.A. the freeway signs (for exits) show the street names like - Sunset Blvd. (exit off the 101). The state signs that are sometimes next to them strung across the freeway will say Sacramento 5 North - if they're headed toward the next major city.

Rush hour starts around 3pm and lasts till 7pm. (from what I have observed).

I would think that if you're in South Florida all the signs for major cities will be headed north, since you're pretty much as far south as you can get all the exits would be for Streets, Avenues or Boulevards. Right?
In NJ, all highways shows exit signs of cities only.
In S. Florida I just saw St, Av, Blvd.

So in LA its same as S. FL? Right?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Well, like if you're going down the 10 freeway it might say something like (I'm making this up at random) "West Covina next 5 exits". Then you'll get the street-name exits. Make sense?

I was just on the 210, 134, and 2 freeways today. Some signs alluded to city names, and others to street names. Street names were slightly more prevalent.

Then... going down the 5 freeway, some of the exits are named for the towns, and others are named for the streets. Bottom line: you have to take each case on an individual basis, I think.

The Thomas Guide shows the exit numbers on the map, and those help. When you match up that number with the street name you're heading for, you know you're getting the right one. It really isn't hard.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Why on earth would you want an exit sign that only shows the city???

For example, there are hundreds of freeways exits for the city of Los Angeles, but if each freeway exit said "Los Angeles," how would you know which one to get off at?
My own suburban city in Orange County has eight freeway exits. If each one said "Mission Viejo," friends and family would not know which of those eights exits to get off the freeway at.

When exits are labeled by street, it is much more specific. You tell people "Get off at Santa Monica Blvd." or "Get off the freeway at Alicia Parkway," etc... instead of "Get off at city of Los Angeles." Remember, cities are big here, not a bunch of small ones like in New Jersey.

LA's freeways are some of the easiest to navigate in the world and very clear so don't worry.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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The exits in Los Angeles have the street name, driving to Palm Springs, there are exits that simply say "Palm Desert / 21-A" - and the directions will tell you "take the Palm Desert exit 21-A" or something like that.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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Why on earth would you want an exit sign that only shows the city???

For example, there are hundreds of freeways exits for the city of Los Angeles, but if each freeway exit said "Los Angeles," how would you know which one to get off at?
My own suburban city in Orange County has eight freeway exits. If each one said "Mission Viejo," friends and family would not know which of those eights exits to get off the freeway at.

When exits are labeled by street, it is much more specific. You tell people "Get off at Santa Monica Blvd." or "Get off the freeway at Alicia Parkway," etc... instead of "Get off at city of Los Angeles." Remember, cities are big here, not a bunch of small ones like in New Jersey.

LA's freeways are some of the easiest to navigate in the world and very clear so don't worry.
Well I understand you. But it is also hard to know what city/town you are in or want to enter. If it for example says ''Santa Monica -->'' and after you enter the exit sign, then it should OF COURSE say the street signs after you enter the exit for Santa Monica. For example, how the hell would I know what city belongs to sunset blvd if your not native from that place.
Well, both cities and streets should be on signs, but most cities.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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The thing you're going to want to do, is mapquest your destination and follow the directions. Or use a Thomas Guide. Are you thinking of just sort of driving around? Then the Thomas Guide will help you most.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Well I understand you. But it is also hard to know what city/town you are in or want to enter. If it for example says ''Santa Monica -->'' and after you enter the exit sign, then it should OF COURSE say the street signs after you enter the exit for Santa Monica. For example, how the hell would I know what city belongs to sunset blvd if your not native from that place.
Well, both cities and streets should be on signs, but most cities.
Along the freeway there are signs that identify "city limits." All exits past this sign are within the city limits identified on the sign until you get to a new city limit sign identifying the beginning of a new city.

Here is an example of one for the city of Santa Ana just south of LA. All exits along the freeway past this sign would be within the city of Santa Ana until you get to a new city limit sign identifying a new city.
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