Commissioners discuss wayfinding program

June 5, 2014 • Local News

By Randal Seyler
Record Staff Writer

Members of the Roswell Community Improvement Commission discussed ways to kick-start the city’s Downtown Master Plan implementation without spending a fortune.
The Downtown Master Plan was adopted in 2011, but most of the plan’s proposed improvements have yet to be implemented, Chairman Trey Nesselrodt said. The commission was considering ways the city could move forward with the wayfinding plan portion of the master plan.
“Wayfinding is the organization and communication of our dynamic relationship to space and the environment,” according to the Universal Design New York website.
Wayfinding in public spaces is commonly aided by maps, signs or directories.
Maps for handheld mobile devices are becoming common, as are digital information kiosk systems. Other frequent wayfinding aids are the use of color coding and signage clustering.
The trend started in England, and Commissioner Kent Taylor has prepared several examples for the commission illustrating wayfinding signage.
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