I have been complaining about new street signs in the Cleartype font, many of them in upper and lower case, that have been appearing on NYC streets in compliance with an apparently now-rescinded federal mandate, since they’re apparently easier to read if you’re in a car in motion. I have no idea if this is true or not. Sounds like pork to me.
What’s true is that there must be thousands of NYC street signs, installed in the 1980s, that the sun has bleached into invisibility.
Those are the signs that need replacing, but the Department of Transportation seemingly doesn’t figure this into what signs are replaced and which aren’t.