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How highways got their signs

How highways got their signs

We recently got an interesting inquiry from a customer asking, just how did street signs get that way?  Why are they shaped like they are? Well, it’s actually an interesting question!   At first, signage on streets and highways wasn’t standardized at all.  In the early 20th century, most long-distance travel was by rail or […]

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L.A.’s bike highway that never was

L.A.’s bike highway that never was

Los Angeles is the car capital of America. Its landmarks are its roads: Sunset Boulevard, the Pacific Coast Highway, Rodeo Drive. And entire comedy sketches have been made about Angelenos’ love affair with the automobile.  But it wasn’t always this way.  In 1900, Los Angeles had the first elevated “cycleway” in the world. At the […]

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Accident in Parking Lot – Who’s Liable?

Accident in Parking Lot – Who’s Liable?

There is a lot of legalese you see every day. For instance, if there’s a parking lot sign saying “Management is not responsible for damage to your car or its contents”– does it actually mean the management isn’t responsible? Do these signs actually establish legal obligations? Here’s the answer. Usually, parking lot owners aren’t responsible […]

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How to get a handicap parking permit in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

How to get a handicap parking permit in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Have you ever wondered how to get a handicap parking permit in your state? Under federal law, anyone with a wide range of challenges is entitles to accessible parking. This can include people who are in recovery from short-term injuries or illnesses, and are eligible for temporary handicap parking permits. Below, we outline how to […]

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SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

At SmartSign, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the community and helping out wherever we can. We have donated thousands of signs to various schools and nonprofit organizations such as the Wounder Warrior Project, TakeNoBullies, Transportation Alternatives and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. So, it was a no-brainer when […]

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