New wayfinding system for the National Mall (DC)
Friends (from left) Katie Devereaux, Laura Tucker and Kathryn Johnson discuss their next move at the detailed map of the Mall that made its debut Tuesday outside of the Smithsonian Metro Station. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
While I think that a comprehensive wayfinding system for "the city" is in order, and the fact that the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institutions, DC Department of Transportation, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and the Architect of the Capitol all do their own thing and don't coordinate very well between each other, therefore making it hard to get around the city if you don't know where you're going, this is a step forward.
See "More-informative Mall map helps tourists find their way" from the Washington Times.