[Talk-us] US Interstate exit junction exit_to tag

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 17:54:09 BST 2011

On 3/28/2011 12:28 PM, Alan Mintz wrote:
> In southern California, in my experience, people do not use exit numbers
> when giving directions - they use what we would call the name of the
> exit, which is usually the name of the street on which the offramp
> terminates*. One reason is that exit numbering was an afterthought - in
> process since the 80s I think - and is still not complete. Another is
> that, for people that have traveled the area extensively, the name of
> the exit gives one a far better mental picture of where an exit is than
> the postmile-related exit number.

Yes, California is a special case because they were so late to adopt 
exit numbers. But the majority of exit_to signage is simply the cross 
street(s) the exit leads to, which is already on the map.

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