Signs for the Times

Identification, Safety and Wayfinding

Introduction to various aspects of implementing a wayfinding program.


Speakers: Donald Meeker, Principal, Meeker & Associates Inc.; Jeffrey Olson, Partner, Alta Design+Planning; Kirsten E. Sittler, Preserve Planner, Lake County Forest Preserve District; Mike Tully, Director Of Operations & Public Safety, Lake County Forest Preserve District; Meredith Holthaus, President, Streamline Signage; Hans Landefeld, Sign Consultant

During this session learn the rationale for an upgraded, more legible, and consistent system of signage for cycling on streets, roads, and trails. The current comprehensive design proposal, and review accomplishments to date in moving this important agenda forward. You will also be introduced to various aspects of implementing a wayfinding program, including developing a vision for the importance of wayfinding messaging and community branding, and ways to coordinate with local governments and obtaining funding and explore the pilot project at Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve that attempted to balance user needs for directional guidance with the natural aesthetic.