I took a snap of this sign while on a bike ride yesterday. It appears to be a map of the bike trail. But there are a few problems…
- The sign clearly points to the right. The paved bike path continues straight ahead (and turns left in about 200 feet).
- That little green triangle in the upper left says “North.” Such a shame that the arrow is pointing to the south, so you have to completely reverse the map in your mind to use it.
- Of all the street names listed on the map, none are for streets within viewing distance. I can see 4 street signs from the sign, and none of them are represented ON the sign.
In short, I have no idea what this map is trying to show me, and even if I did, it’s unlikely I’d be able to mentally rotate it with no mistakes.
This is the second municipal sign I’ve seen where the direction you are looking when you read the sign is 180 degrees opposite of what the map displays.