New bilingual road signs erected
More and newer bilingual traffic directions signs were erected by the Shenzhen transport commission are found in major city roads and roads at the Universiade venues and hotels as well. The signs were based on the Chinese English Dictionary of Public Signs that was compiled by the Foreign Affairs Office.
This news sign came after a five months campaign was done in efforts to standardize poorly translated or wrongly translated roads signs before the start of the Universiade. Shenzhen transport commission found out that there were 2,387 road signs with translation problems, and dismantled 3,562 road signs that were illegally erected.
Traffic information must be indicated in the signs, especially names of trunk roads, lane indicators and roads connecting with main roads. Traffic commission also opened a 155 km special lane designated for buses. Buses can use the newly designated lanes or yellow plated vehicles that have more than 10 seats, and are allowed to use the road from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.