Tighin wrote:Surely *anything* that improves the dismal level of road signage in Dublin should be welcome?
I truly pity the foreigners you always see in Dublin, turning in circles and gazing upwards, then back down at their maps with a piteous lost look, wondering what street they're on.
In contrast, on a visit to the heart of rural Normandy I saw road signs on every corner of every street, road and even lane. What - are we not proud enough of our streets that we want to tell people what they are?
Im not sure this comment lives up to scrutiny. I would argue that one thing the city has in bucketloads is road signage. Its just a pity so much of it is junk or over provision - and here I refer to traffic signs. Direction signage is woeful - a really badly thought out scheme. The wayfinding pedestrian signage is still....sigh.....little more than a collection of green poles. However, street name signage is generally quite good. Most streets have signage, some maintenance issues for sure but generally okay.
The Garmin signs referred to above were more of a publicity stunt than a serious attempt to help tourists get around.