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[53] Feet Begin to Crumble

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[53] Feet Begin to Crumble – a Blog about Road Surface signs.

For this blog I will look at signs painted on the road surface, what the USA would call the ‘pavement.’ My other related blog, Blog [52] is about signs on what we in the UK call the pavement but the USA calls the ‘sidewalk.’ And both are linked to [22] Road re-surfacing.

I have collected at random few dozen pictures just by photographing the road surface, almost all from my home town of Cheltenham and I will try to sort then into a vaguely sensible order.

They nearly all consist of words and they tell motorists where to go. I will start with a few that just point directions.

forwardarrow

slow

rightonly

Reminders of speed limits.

20 20-red

Then some that separate the cars from busses, coaches, taxis, emergency vehicles etc.

buscyclelane

busstopx2

busstop

coachesonly

4

(Coach stop number 4)

taxis

emergency

electricvehicles

(This one has points nearby to recharge the electric vehicles.)

Some notices are about parking and car parks, many saying NO PARKING!

keepclear

keepcleardisabled

disabled

disabledsign

hatcheddisabled

schoolkeepclear

private

privateparking

13(Reserved for house number 13)

spacesandexit_left

spacesandexit_right

exit

exit-plus

Some are for pedestrians and cyclists.

lookleft

lookright

manchild

cycle

cyclepeople

cyclecycle

slow_pedestrian

This hump is at a cycle crossing.

hump

Here are some more unusual ones.

landtrain

By the beach at Bournemouth. (We visit in the winter so we never actually see the Land Train!)

mayorscar

Outside the Municipal Offices at Cheltenham.

deliveries_etc

Finally a standard ‘Give Way’ marking at a junction, freshly painted.

stripes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The title, as for number [52] is from the single ‘Concrete and Clay’ by the UK pop band ‘Unit 4 + 2’ from 1965. It was number one in the charts but was the only song from the group to meet with success.

The lyrics are supposedly:

The sidewalks in the street; The concrete and the clay beneath my feet; Begins to crumble; But love will never die; Because we’ll see the mountains tumble; Before we say goodbye.

But it never seemed to scan properly. It sounded like:

The concrete and the clay beneath my … … … Feet begin to crumble … …

 

Author: Alan

Retired, currently living in Cheltenham.

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