Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vision 2020 Wayfinding Signs Close to Placement

At yesterday's Vision 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Workgroup meeting, Kevin Hottmann and Courtney Knox shared the latest on the wayfinding signs.

You may recall the first sighting of the signs from City Council back in September or from Desperately Seeking Salem, where Emily offered a humorous set of alternative names.

(Signage design: BAM Agency)

The Wayfinding and Entranceway Task Force got an initial grant of about $50,000 in Downtown-Riverfront Urban Renewal Funds and now, with the City, is doing a terrific job of gathering in other funding sources and partnerships. It sounds like the preliminary set of signs will be matched by other clusters of signs, on both public and private grounds. They're growing!

The signs and overall concept are aimed primarily at people on foot, but the task force is thinking about visitors on bike. While sign locations aren't quite final, both the Union St. Railroad Bridge and the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway will be signed. A larger kiosk with a map will be in Riverfront Park near the Court Street entry, and should be visible from the bikeway.

In this detail from the placement map you can see proposed sign locations marked with circles and the map kiosks with squares. Both Chemeketa and the WVSB are signed. Signs also go out to 12th street and Bush Park. And, again, these locations are only the start!

The map kiosks may be installed as early as late winter, and the poles and signs tentatively are scheduled for the summer.

1 comment:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Here are some additional thoughts on the signs for West Salem, which are considerably less useful than those in downtown.