Many city signs have remained virtually unchanged for years on end, and as they pile up, their intended meanings can be difficult to decode, as portrayed by comedian Louis CK on his show on FX, Louie.

"Are we after midnight or before midnight right now? It's before midnight, but it's also after midnight. It's always before midnight and it's always after midnight."

A New York designer named Nikki Sylianteng also noticed that signs can be confusing, so she came up with a new kind of parking sign. Is it easier to understand than today's signs? Decide for yourself.