Monday, March 13, 2017

First Look at New Wayfinding System for Langley City's Trail Network

Langley City has an extensive trail system that connects most parts of the community. Prior to 2012, trails throughout the community weren’t official named. Between 2012 and 2014, all formal trails in the City were named.

Langley City Trail System. Select image to enlarge.

The Nicomekl Floodplain trail system is extensive, and it is relatively easy to get turned-around if you aren’t familiar with your chosen path. To help improve wayfinding, the City has been working hard on developing a new wayfinding system for the trail system that is being rolled-out starting in the next few months.

There are two types of signs that are being rolled-out. The first type of sign will be installed at trailheads. They indicate the name of the trail, what mode of travel you can use, the accessibility of the trail, and a reminder to keep pets on leashes.

Example of a trailhead sign.

The second type of sign will be located throughout the trail system at key locations such as trail intersections. The wayfinding signs will point to washrooms, other trails, parks, roads, and signification locations.

Examples of wayfinding signs. Select image to enlarge.

The signs are metal and will be installed on wooden 6”x6” posts with concrete bases. The installation of the new wayfinding system will help people discover our trail system, and should lead to more usage of the network which is a hidden gem in the community.

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