July 11, 2007
Mayor Nickels announces street sign plan


Seattle changing its street signs; old ones for sale

By Sharon Pian Chan

Seattle Times staff reporter

Seattle is getting all new street signs, Mayor Greg Nickels announced this morning, and the old signs are going on sale.

"The average street sign is now 15 years old," Nickels said at a news conference at Pike Place Market, where he showed off new signs for Pike Place and Pike Street.

"Unlike disco, we find older signs are not making a comeback," he said.

Between now and 2012, the city will put up new signs at the city's 17,000 intersections, using money raised by the Bridging the Gap levy that voters passed last year.

The project will cost $2.5 million to $3.4 million.


Gosh, I am glad the city is dealing with the public nuisance the current signs pose.

Posted by octopuswithafez at July 11, 2007 03:10 PM | Email This
1. Well I hope he is also replacing the totally faded and illegible No parking signs North of the opera house, as they are unreadable. I know I got a ticket parking in one of them and took a picture that showed the Ivy completly over a sign that was clearly faded to the point that it could not be read.

Oh that is except the Seattle Policeman that apparently had XRay vision.

I would have fought it, but I decided to just quit going to Seattle for anything I don't absolutely need in that town. It's not worth the hassle.

Are the Self flushing Outhouses of drug deals and prostitutes going on the block next?

Posted by: GS on July 11, 2007 05:54 PM
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