We are about to begin another tourist season and the Visitors Bureau crowed on TV Friday that we have 20% more hotel rooms than we had last year. We still don’t have any signs to direct tourists to local attractions.
A year ago the GUARDIAN posted a plea for some local agency to provide directional signs for tourists to make our town a “tourist friendly” destination.
We showed examples from Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio. With few exceptions, motorists venturing off the traffic mess on Interstate-84 enter a twilight zone when it comes to getting to and from our local attractions.
At major intersections we need signs like the one in our recent photo from Washington, D.C. The secret is to have distinctive uniform information signs.
Folks could easily visit BSU, the Old Pen Museum, City Hall, Capitol Building, Fair Grounds (or Expo Idaho), Garden City, Eagle, Downtown, and the Airport with some well placed directional signs.
Once again the GUARDIAN asks the Visitors and Convention Bureau or the G-BAD (Greater Boise Auditorium District), the ACHD, Boise City, or the Chamber of Commerce to pony up some funds for signs.
Unfortunately all those politicos are too busy creating and then dealing with GROWTH. We know there are plenty of people in city hall reading this, how about some action?
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