In Praise Of… Spanish Road Signs

I’ve written much about the quality of road signs across Europe from the perspective of the travelling cyclist; French – the benchmark of excellence, Swiss – disappointingly poor (no distances), Italian – oh dear… (More details on the books). But I have to say that Spanish signs rival the French and in some ways eclipse them. I hate to think just how much of the national debt of Spain has been run up making sure that the roads are well signposted but as a traveller along them, I do appreciate the investment. Muchas gracias!

Here’s a of good example. The N-630 ‘Ruta de la Plata’ that I’m cycling along this week has an exemplary set of distance signs. Every 10km, 1km, 100m and 50m is indicated with the signs shown below. I have yet to see one that’s missing;

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What do you think?