A road that offers no exit for motorized through traffic is often referred to and signed as a dead-end road. However, when such a road continues as a road or path usable by pedestrians or cyclists, we call these “living end roads”. We started a project to correct the old and often misleading signage of living end streets.
A typical dead-end sign is valuable for motorized vehicle drivers, but often provides misleading information to the non-motorized road users. The sign discourages everyone to take that road, while many of those do have an exit for cyclists and pedestrians, making them part of the most appropriate itineraries for cyclists and pedestrians, both from a road safety as a comfort point of view.