Many communities are actively adding wayfinding signage to their bicycle facilities to help cyclists know where they are and which way to go. I want to highlight a couple of the sign designs that the City of Minneapolis is using because I really think they have done a great job with them. I like these signs because they’re simple, using standard fonts, symbols, sizes and colors. Maybe it’s just the engineer in me, but I think standardization is a great thing.
The key elements of any wayfinding sign are often called the “Three D’s”:
I included my bike in this photo so you can get a sense of scale.
This next photo is one that I’d like to see become the standard method of identifying a roadway (or path, in this case) for cyclists. This sign could also be used along bicycle boulevards or bike routes.