Davis pathfinder wayfinding system

Working with Professor Tim McNeil, I designed and implemented a new wayfinding system for the bike pathways and pedestrian paths throughout the City of Davis. Eventually encompassing the entire city, the first phase of the project was installed in early June 2017, with a community feedback meeting on June 13, 2017.

 

Pathfinder signage system

The first phase of the project included a segment of the UC Davis Arboretum, and the bike/pedestrian connection to Downtown Davis. Signage throughout the city took a purple color scheme to reflect the growing vernacular of purple bike signage throughout the country. On campus signage was required to remain within the UC Davis brand standard of blue and gold. Each district of the city corresponds to a different title block color. The next phase of the project, the connection from West to Central Davis, is expected to be installed in Spring 2018.

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Signage system

Davis Pathfinder includes a variety of signage types, including directional, orientation, and identification signage. Above are a few examples, including the varying colors based on the districts of Davis and the UC Davis campus.

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 Photo courtesy cityofdavis.org

Photo courtesy cityofdavis.org

community meetings

A major part of the project included involving the community through a series of three well-attended meetings. Residents were asked to mainly give their input on content, expressing what they would like to see in the information given on the signs. We compiled this data, and designed the signs based on the wants and needs of the community.