FrisbeeDog wrote:If we start linking roads and cities then we start reorganizing the signs. So no longer do the segment names correspond to the way people read (right to left, top to bottom), but start jumping all over the place. I think this becomes confusing to the driver and is distracting. It also introduces further complexity for the editor because they then have to link the roads and city names. This requires even more work and sometimes isn't the easiest thing to do as that information is not always apparent from what is provided on the exit sign.
You're absolutely right. I've been taking time to consider this as I waited for the map update to go through. The point has always been to match the sign, and that's what we will continue to do. Matching the highways to their destinations is a nice idea, but it's not actually a good one, and that's why we have discussions for things like this.
My original proposal is this:
Exit ##: I-xx / US-yy / US-zz: City 1 / City 2 / City 3
We threw around a bunch of other ideas, but it's all coming back to this, to me. The only material difference between this and the existing standard is that this includes a separation between the shields across the top and the cities down the bottom.