Trail Wayfinding Within and Beyond the Standards
Wayfinding systems are essential tools of complete and effective regional trails and trail networks.
Presenters: Karen Vitkay, Associate Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design; Alex Oreschak, Transportation Planner II, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona
Wayfinding systems are essential tools of complete and effective regional trails and trail networks. Wayfinding information clarifies routes and helps users comfortably reach their destinations. Guide signage for shared use paths requires that federal standards within the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) are adhered to. Numerous municipalities are however pushing the boundaries of the technical requirements in order to achieve effective wayfinding systems that include local community character.