ABC and Cully neighbors test out new wayfinding signage
By Rebecca Fisher, Communications Intern
After a push in the Cully community for better navigation aids in the neighborhood, Living Cully entered phase two of new wayfinding signage, including temporary signage that pedestrians and bicyclists tested out this past Saturday.
The first phase included six different bike rides and five different walks, organized with the help of members of ABC, to figure out routes that avoided physical barriers and bad infrastructure, like lack of sidewalks and bike lanes. Nestor Campos, the Outreach Coordinator for Verde, said he hopes “more people will walk and bike with the signs because it will allow people to get over the psychological barrier of what is safe and comfortable with better infrastructure.”
On Saturday, despite the rain, there was a good turn out at Living Cully Plaza to test out the new neighborhood wayfinding system and provide feedback. The guided walk and a bike ride gave people the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on the new infrastructure.
Overall, people liked the signs, but the main hope for the final signage was that they would be bigger and more colorful. Other people suggested making the signs reflective, including cardinal directions and a map of the entire route. While there is still work to do, people are excited about the new addition to the neighborhood and can’t wait to get out there and use it!