Let's hear it! What do you think of the new directional signs recently erected by the City of Richmond?
I started noticing the signs a few weeks ago. I really don't care for them. I think the idea is good, but the implementation leaves something to be desired. The signs are awkwardly placed and too large. I think in order to be effective, all street signs need to be replaced with the color scheme chosen to represent the sites of interest, but I am not sure this would be valid either. A suggestion: what about placing the points of interest signs on street light posts, rather than at the side of the road where they are harder to identify?
Actually, I think the signs are great! I like the large signs, they remind me of signage in Muncie, Columbus, and other cities known for their tourism efforts. I think the signs need their own designated "space", not on another sign post where they just look like clutter. One site, at Natl Rd E and N 18th was a little confusing (it has an arrow at top pointing north, then the words North, South, and West underneath). For the most part, I think the signage will help with out-of-town traffic around the one-way square of North and South A streets.
As we drove from the east side of town to the west side a few days ago, we enjoyed seeing the new signs and watching for the next location. I guess there isn't much to "sign" about once you turn onto N 5th Street and cross the bridge on Richmond Ave. It seemed kind of desolate. I imagine we would have seen more signs, had we stayed on 40. Is there a list of sign locations that we can view?
I agree with shelleyb about the sign at National Rd East and N 18th. It was a little confusing. The other thing that we noticed was that in some instances, the color of a particular sign was pretty much the same as the building in the background which made the sign "disappear".
Maybe the word "To" could be placed in front of the arrow -> .... (To ->) The arrow by itself and the words beneath, such as Westside, Northside and Southside, are confusing. Also... why place "Richmond" beneath the sign? I would hope motorists would know where they were!