Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Stairs Ahead- Flushing Meadows Park

Flushing Meadows ParkIt’s been a while since I last came across a bizarre or ridiculous street sign. I think the last time I spotted one was back in February. (From time to time, I also post signs contributed by friends and readers which can be a lot of fun!)

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The Michael W Travels family recently headed to Flushing Meadows Park for a visit to the Queens Zoo.

As we were leaving the park, I spotted a wide staircase, along with a sign. When I got a bit closer to the sign, all I could do was laugh.The sign read, Caution: Stairs Ahead.At first I wondered why a sign was needed to let us know that there were stairs ahead, especially considering this was a pretty large and wide staircase! Could somebody walking by possibly not see the stairs???

Upon closer inspection, the sign also included a circle with an image of stairs and a bike toppling down the stairs.

If the NYC Parks Department wanted to warn bikers not to ride down the stairs, I get it- that is definitely dangerous and a very bad idea.

However, why was this warning needed at the bottom of the stairs? I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a biker ride up a set of stairs. Also, why would it say caution? How about warning? Do bikers not see the stairs or know that it’s best not to ride your bike here?

What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Stairs Ahead- Flushing Meadows Park

  1. It’s just sign pollution. It’s a simple formula. People who can’t accept personal responsibility+ attorneys+inept public officials/inept risk managers=poorly thought out signs and/or sign placement. I can see this now. “hey Bob go install these “two” warning signs our city manager ordered online over at the park by the stairs.” 🙂 I laugh because I work as a risk consultant and see this all the time. The sad part is with so many meaningless warning signs around we don’t pay attention to any of them.

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