Jan 24, 2007

Stop sign, Amsterdam style


I have searched all over this small flat land for a stop sign and they just don't seem to exist anymore. There are traffic lights and roundabouts but mostly on the smaller intersections people obey the rule of the right (directionally speaking, of course) -- the person on the right side has right of way. A 4-lane major road will have to yield to a tiny blind entrance if it's on the right. This rule is also valid for bikes, as I found out once to my chagrin. This stop light is on my intersection, I live about 10 meters behind where I stood to take this photo.

P.S. I actually did see one stop sign, but it was at a gas station on the interstate and we flew by it so I didn't think I could beg to go back.

3 comments:

Geo said...

Hey, this works for me. It's a good photo!

Nessie Noodle said...

this means stop, so it is all good!
Hey, I am looking to come to Amsterdam with some friends this spring. we are in the planning stages, but I am really excited!

Stacie said...

Stop means stop! A land without stop signs... hmmm...