03 Feb New Pavement Marking Advocacy, Announcements 03 Feb, 2011 Mark Dieterich Pop quiz: Does anyone know what the marking to the left is? Starting last Fall, I began seeing these pop up all over the East Side of Providence. The motorists clearly don’t know what they mean, do you? « Sharrows – Need Careful Implementation Providence Pothole Project » 8 Comments geoff Feb 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm Um yeah – it means Yield. dietsch Feb 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm I agree that it means yield, but it's rare that I see drivers actually yield simply because the markings are there. I like the markings, but I can't understand why they're not paired with yield signs to make the meaning unambiguously clear. Yield-to-pedestrian signs are also up in various places on the east side, some of which coincide with the pavement markings and some of which don't. Ted Lewandowski Feb 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm Yield to traffic and to slow down approaching the intersection Bob Feb 4, 2011 at 4:10 am Classic Yield sign shape. Bruce Feb 4, 2011 at 5:06 am http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/HJ4234-001.jpg?v… Don't ask this guy. Jef Nickerson Feb 4, 2011 at 6:16 am Judging by driver behavior I would say they mean, speed up, try to find a puddle (preferably one with a thick coating of slush on top), find a pedestrian to splash with said puddle and slush. But that's just my observation. Labann Feb 4, 2011 at 6:59 am Waste of paint, just like sharrows. Snow plows (salt/sand/scrapes) will efface before Winter is over. carfreepvd Feb 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm Sometimes they look like they are meant to fake a speed bump. I've seen some (not around here) that have a sort of beveled 3-D look to them. These are usually placed right around pedestrian crossings. I guess it's cheaper than putting in lights, or enforcing the requirement to yield to pedestrians.