The day job took the GUARDIAN to the resort town of Traverse City, Michigan last week where we enjoyed an easy visit thanks to directional signs posted at nearly every intersection.
The locals call them “way signs,” but regardless of what they are called, they are just what we have been calling for in Boise for the past five years or more.
A little research revealed the signs and maps were originally funded by the local urban renewal agency–their version of the CCDC. The signs were a collaborative effort of the urban renewal folks and the downtown business association. The association maintains the signs as part of the deal.
They are attractive, highlight attractions and make it easy for visitors to get around. Despite GPS, iPads and all the other electronic gizmos, it is a neat way for strangers to navigate a new location. We need this in Boise BEFORE any construction of a convention center is considered.
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