Here's the latest idea/initiative to come from someone in an office somewhere. These signs are popping up around Suffolk at the request of Parish Councils. I went out the front to get the bin in a few weeks ago and saw 4 men - 3 Parish Councillors and the Local History Recorder just finishing fixing up the sign and posing for a photograph.
The sign is on a small lane that loops round the village, it's the one I walk along to take the photos of the view over the village. In the lane there's a farm, a couple of small businesses and less than a dozen houses so is used by some traffic but not many as it's narrow and annoying to drive if you meet another vehicle- definitely not a short cut.
Now the sign is up it doesn't stop traffic driving round the lane or making them go even more slowly than they have to go already and if a person is walking and a car comes you still have to squeeze up on the side of the road or climb up onto the field edge. There's no room for a car to get past a bike so anyone cycling has to get off and stand on the side anyway.
That's what I mean by a unnecessary sign, it really makes no difference to what happens already.
On well - I suppose it keeps the Parish Council busy.
(On the other side is the same picture with a red line through it and "Quiet Lane Ends". Hope people don't start being too noisy as they exit the lane and go past my bungalow!)