The City of Vancouver sought to improve pedestrian navigation to and within its downtown, encourage walking and exploration, support the vitality of downtown businesses and services, all while reflecting a uniquely Vancouver community identity.

Alta worked with the City and its downtown business alliance to create a pedestrian wayfinding system that would clarify opportunities for walking while promoting local businesses and services within the city’s downtown.  The recommended wayfinding family design included map based pedestrian kiosks, directional signs, and sign blade waymarks all color coded by district. Guidance for sign placement, recommendations for a wayfinding sign family, and next steps for sign fabrication were incorporated into the final plan to help the city move toward implementing the wayfinding system.