Burlington Wayfinding

LandWorks' long term relationship with the city of Burlington, VT began with the implementation of the innovative "hairpin" sign system and graphic identity in 1986. This comprehensive wayfinding system differentiated neighborhoods and districts and identified parking and visitor destinations. After more than 20 years, LandWorks continues to work with the city to update the system and integrate new technologies. Currently, LandWorks is working to update and expand the system to address city gateways, pedestrian and bicycle environments and the overall visual landscape of the city. A key goal of the sign system is to guide people to downtown parking facilities and to make more aesthetically pleasing, efficient and user-friendly facilities. As part of this effort we are exploring new "smart signs" that employ electronic messaging to guide motorists to public parking facilities with available spaces. Wayfinding elements and graphics for inside the garages are being developed, and a pedestrian sign system and wayfinding map are being designed to facilitate walking throughout downtown, the Church Street Marketplace and the waterfront and to support a seamless visitor experience from the Interstate to the desired destination.