City Seeks Feedback Via Survey On The Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project –
Through March, the City of Oakland is seeking feedback on the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot project via an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CDDKT8Z.
By completing the short survey, the public will help shape the final signage used. The pilot project’s goal is to connect public spaces through better maps and signage. The improvements are part of a commitment by the City to ensure that navigating Oakland is easy and enjoyable for pedestrians, citizens and visitors alike. Pedestrian Wayfinding helps people orient themselves and makes it easier to connect between amenities and destinations. The project has brought together City staff and key stakeholders including Visit Oakland, the Lake Merritt/Uptown Business Improvement District (BID), the Downtown BID and the Jack London BID. Visit Oakland has already begun to use the system by creating their own visitors maps, using the City’s pedestrian wayfinding map as a base.
The pilot project is now its final design stage. Implementation is planned in phases, spread out over the coming years and is sensitive to the budget constraints and the grant limitations for the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2015. This project is funded by a State of California Infill and Infrastructure Program grant. To learn more about the project, please visit http://bit.ly/1Bd2M7i.