Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Greater Knoxville Greenway signage framework

After reading an article ("Knoxville's $45 million plan calls for 13 new greenway links," Knoxville News-Journal) about a new plan for integrating the Knoxville trail system and supporting bicycling for transportation systematically by reconceptualizing it as a network through the creation of necessary connections and extensions, I looked up the Third Creek Greenway, which was mentioned as the only greenway currently focused on transportation, as it originally was developed to connect a college student housing district to the University of Tennessee.

I came across some images of signage on the Third Creek Greenway, which is an example of the Greenway (and river-focused "Blueway") signage system that was developed for Metropolitan Knoxville.

I like it not just because it includes map signage, but because it is a reasonably complete signage framework.  The designer is John Innes, who has created interesting designs for other types of maps, guides, and interfaces.

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