Friday, November 16, 2007

Do you have any of these in your city?

street_orange_parking_sign

I've noticed several of these lately. This on is on SW 18th Avenue, beside PGE Park, a sports venue a few blocks from our apartment. Some days I walk by it on my way to SW 3rd and Salmon, to catch the bus that takes me across the Willamette River. I walk or ride by another one down NW Everett, at NW 4th Avenue, I think.

Right now I don't know one thing about these signs, other than that they're intriguing. I don't recall seeing a bicycle chained to one, but surely that could be a use for them. I don't know if they designate some sort of trail, an idea that seems implausible at best. If they were to call attention to something specific, why isn't there more information there?

I'm curious. If I learn more, I'll update you.

20 comments:

AVCR8TEUR said...

I think the artist would take the time to stop and appreciate the sign. In San Francisco, there are heart shaped statues all over the city, but I haven't had a chance to see all of them.

jackbogsblog said...

These are Flexcar parking spaces.

Lynette said...

Thank you, Jack, for this information.

Gwen said...

They look like an indicator for an intersection where walking, cycling, bus and car routes occur.

Andrea said...

No we do not have any in our area but I usually do not get out far. They are nice looking.

Chuckeroon said...

...Jack's info is good. Nice to see. However, I was about to accuse it being what the Australians call a municipal fwom - (An F...ing Waste Of Money)..but it's not. So that's OK, then.

RUTH said...

It seems to cover all modes of transport...very interesting :o)

Thiên said...

I've never seen signs like that. I kind of like it. Would take a bit to get use to them.

Dick said...

No we don't have signs like that.
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dot said...

I've never seen such a sign around here but I like it. It's very colorful and I like color. I'm just like a kid I guess. lol

Annie said...

What's a flex car, I wonder? Is that a car-share? Such an idea has yet to come to Little Rock.

Waldo Oiseau said...

I like these, but I can't imagine they'd be easy to see in a moving vehicle. I assume they're for pedestrians.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

We are color-coordinated today, Lynette. :)

I also thought it was a fwom, Chuckeroon. :D

Zsolt said...

ohh these signs are great. More friendly then the boring ones I usualy see:)

Wendy said...

Well, after reading through the comments, I've learned what "fwom" stands for, and I think it's cute.

As I studied your photo of the orange transportation sign, I came up with this explanation .... it's letting people in the area know they don't have to watch out for boats or planes!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Those are very curious signs.

Kate said...

I don't know what they are or what service they provide, but I think they're attractive, and certainly not an eye-sore, so .... no problem!

Neva said...

I have never seen the signs before. Let us know if it a flex car parking spot!

writing_here said...

Yes - FlexCar = Carsharing

and

Yes - it is a bicycle parking place also

(Portland has all sorts of cool and unusual artistic bicycle parking things - for instance the Pearl has some that look like the Fremont Bridge complete with little autos on each of the two decks and the ones outside of the Classical Chinese Garden look like decorative green panels.)