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Citizen complaint of the day: The missing geese-crossing signs in Hyde Park
By adamg on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 9:48am
A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the missing geese-crossing signs that used to be posted on River Street at Knight Street:
Geese cross in this location of River street by the dozens. Very dangerous for geese to not have this sign up and strictly enforced.
The signs in action:
Brake for geese - it could save your life
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Are goose crossing an
Are goose crossing an "enforced" kind of sign? I don't drive but I thought it was more informational: be aware that there might be geese, but there aren't any hard rules about what to do about that.
If you hit a goose- as long as you aren't making a blatant attempt to hit them- you have committed no legal infraction, so there is no law to enforce.
That said, there are people out there who would want to avoid hitting a goose (or other animals) so the warning is a good one.
Everyone should avoid it
Get animal remains stuck under your car, and after a couple days it will stink like you wouldn't believe. Sometimes, even a car wash won't get it out.
How else will the Geese know
How else will the Geese know where to cross?
you know who to blame?
The turkeys! The turkeys want the geese to be confused, and the drivers to be unaware. Fewer geese means more territory for the turkeys. Their world domination plans are coming together, little by little, day by day.
Shhh... *cough* we love it
Shhh... *cough* we love it *cough* when a plan *cough* comes *cough* together! *cough* Goooobbbllllleeee *cough* *cough*
Perhaps the turkeys are just upset
that the geese got signs and they didn't. Just leveling the playing field, that's all.
Hitting them would seriously
Hitting them would seriously fuck your shit up.
I dunno, I’m reminded of this
I dunno, I’m reminded of this one horrible goose that terrorized my small village for a while.
Was that even a real official sign?
The typeface and color are both wrong, and it seems a lot higher on the pole than where you'd expect a warning sign about road conditions. It looks more like someone's homemade sign, and that might be why it has disappeared.
For animal crossings
the MUTCD shows signs for deer, cow, horse, bear, sheep, bighorn sheep, donkey, elk, moose, and wild horse. No geese or turkey though, or squirrels for that matter.
things that will mess up your car (and maybe you) if you hit them. Geese - probably not so much, unless you get really unlucky with a headlight maybe.
Yes, there's a lot wrong with
Yes, there's a lot wrong with this sign standards-wise.
But the choice of nonstandard font and stuff just screams "BTD".
There's a turtle crossing sign
on Route 6 outside of Provincetown. It can't hurt to remind drivers we share our world with wild animals and reptiles as well as pedestrians.
Mayor Menino had those put up
Mayor Menino had those put up.
Last part of him left around here. Put the signs BACK!!
and get another Mayor like him back in office while you're at it.
If only the geese would use the (nonexistent) crosswalks...
What we could really use here is a crosswalk and maybe some human (pedestrian) crossing signs. I can't get over the fact that the DCR has well-used pedestrian paths coming out on either side of River Street here, but the nearest crosswalk is over a quarter mile away in both directions.