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  • The Jennings Report talked about it The Churton and Cornelius St plans talked about it Everyone is talking about wayfinding We are getting to move beyond talking and get to the “doing”

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  • Wayfinding in Hillsborough What is it? How does it work? Why is it important? What can it look like? What are we doing about it?
  • Wayfinding – What is it?
    • A system of signs and directional indicators that help people find where they want to go.
    • Wikipedia:
    • “ encompasses all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.”
    • “ also refers to the set of architectural and/or design elements that aid orientation.”
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  • Wayfinding – How does it work?
    • Signage starts general and become more specific as you reach your intended location.
      • Exit Markers - simple
      • Welcome Sign - decorative
      • District Sign – establishes cue
      • Trailblazer - directional
      • Pedestrian scale – lots of information
      • Parking & destination signs
  • Wayfinding Example
    • You are on the interstate and are ready to stop for the night and need lodging.
      • Step 1 – You look for a blue sign indicating lodging.
  • Wayfinding Example
    • You are on the interstate and are ready to stop for the night and need lodging.
      • Step 1 – You look for a blue sign indicating lodging.
  • Step 2
    • At the bottom of the ramp, you turn in the direction of the hotel you’ve chosen and note the travel distance
  • Step 2
    • At the bottom of the ramp, you turn in the direction of the hotel you’ve chosen and note the travel distance
  • Step 3
    • As you approach the hotel, you see the final directional sign
  • Step 3
    • As you approach the hotel, you see the final directional sign
  • Wayfinding – Why is it important?
    • Why is wayfinding important to local businesses?
      • Visibility
        • Wayfinding systems help breakdown a complex environment into smaller pieces, by establishing district identities, so those who are unfamilar with an area have clues
        • It helps make your paid advertising more effective
      • It shows visitors that we are “ready for them”
        • What’s more challenging on vacation than finding your way?
        • What’s better on vacation than finding a cool event you didn’t know was happening?
      • Recommended by the Jennings Study & Churton Street Plan
  • What can it look like? - Raleigh
    • Downtown
      • Builds on the City of Oaks theme
      • For downtown only
      • Directs drivers and pedestrians to parking, government buildings, and public destinations
  • What can it look like? - Orlando Downtown Arts District Public Parking
  • What can it look like? Across the Country
  • Wayfinding – What are we doing?
    • Beginning in March, we will assemble a task force to work with Planning Staff to develop a sign plan
      • We need volunteers from the business community to serve on a short term planning team
    • We expect about 7 meetings of the committee, roughly monthly, with longer between the 6 & 7 to allow time for working with a graphic designer
  • Hillsborough Plan Schedule
    • Meeting 1 – March – Vision
      • Review existing plans to craft a vision or purpose for the sign plan and program
    • Meeting 2 – April – Sign Functions
      • Wayfinding relies on a hierarchy of signs and messages, these need to be customized for Hillsborough
    • Meeting 3 – May – Sign Locations
      • We know it’s all about location
    • Meeting 4 – June – Design Concepts
      • What theme, design or logo do we want to use
      • More than one option is desirable until the plan is finalized
  • Hillsborough Plan Schedule, cont
    • Meeting 5 – July – Design Guidelines
      • What are the criteria for the signs in terms of materials and colors
      • At this point we can look for design professionals to polish our plan
    • Meeting 6 – August – Financing & Implementation Plans
      • Options to fund these signs and a schedule for installation
    • Meeting 7 – September/October – Draft Plan
      • The Committee’s work is released to the public for formal review and acceptance
  • Interested?
    • This plan is a project of the Hillsborough Tourism Board, but we need community volunteers to help craft the plan.
    • If you are interested in helping, please leave a business card or otherwise contact the Planning Department staff.