Starting this week, new parking signage is going up in the Exchange District as part of the second phase of a pilot project to help reduce confusion around on-street parking.
New for this phase are street-facing regulatory signs that have been redesigned with bolder colours and icons to help drivers identify available spaces from their car. The new designs also consolidate multiple regulations into one sign where possible.
“One of the things we strived for was having positive visual language,” said David Patman, the City’s Manager of Transportation.
The second phase of the pilot also includes new parking guides, which face the sidewalk, and are intended to be viewed after parking your vehicle. Based on feedback from the first phase, the guides have been redesigned with clearer layouts, text, and graphics. Patterns were also added to red backgrounds to make the guides easier to read for someone who is colour blind.
“It can often be difficult to figure out when all of the certain rules apply at a given space while you’re driving,” said Patman. “That’s where the parking guides help – once you’re parked, you can find the exact rules in place at a specific time of day, week, and season.”
We’re accepting feedback on both new signs through an online survey until March 22, 2022.
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