Saturday, December 18, 2021

On Avenue B, we're seeing firsthand what happens when the city disbands the DOT proofreaders

Updated 12/20: The city has fixed the MHP-MPH errors!

On Thursday, city workers put down the roadside markings on the recently repaved Avenue B.

EVG reader Krikor Daglian first pointed out the transposed letters in MPH < MHP.

Vinny & O (and several others!) then pointed out that the MHP is on the entire length of the Avenue, from Houston to 14th ...
Perhaps the DTO DOT intends this to mean Minimum Horse Power. (H/T John G. for that one!)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why there is so much congestion because someone at DOT does not know how to read. We dont need more bike lanes or more parking spots. We just need to share the road, without the help of the DOT of course. Lol

jeff said...

even more hilarious is that they had already spray-painted "20 MPH" all down the Ave as a "guide"

ChippyChompers said...

The DOT, putting the alphabet in Alphabet City!

Anonymous said...

Pray that no national or international media picks up on this story. We do not need ridicule on top of everything else we are dealing with.

Deb said...

There seems to be an epidemic of reading issues too ! The mail in the neighborhood has been ridiculously misdelivered as well ! Yikes !

Anonymous said...

The zero (0) should be removed, too: If Ave B remains part of the Open Streets program, the 20-mile speed limit painted on the street will conflict with the 5-mile speed limit on the Open Street signs. Drivers will just add or multiply the numbers. This is Mhpfff....ucked up.

Anonymous said...

God, how embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Proof that failing up is still failing.

Anonymous said...

And another de Blah-sio NYC "special"!

I think this actually deserves to go viral & the DOT deserves every bit of scorn they get for being so unbelievably stupid.

XTC said...

Doubt that the DOT is responsible fort this. Striping and marking is typically outsourced to private companies. Either the guys on this crew don't understand English, are very dumb, or got smoked up before they started. My guess is it was their first go round and most likely their last.

Anonymous said...

Great to see Carlina helping out...