Where's Ours?

October 10, 2007 21 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

No matter the size, both big and small, cities across America are finding ways to bring signage to the streets of downtown. What's up with us?

1. Detroit 



2. Cleveland



3. Dallas


4. Columbus



5. Norfolk



6. Raleigh



7. Augusta



8. Atlanta



9. San Antonio



10. Philadelphia


11. Knoxville


12. Bloomington, Indiana


13. Montreal



14. Houston



15. Chicago



16. Madison, Wisconsin



17. Toronto



18. La Grange, Illinois



19. New York City



20. Denver

Since Metro Jacksonville's creation in early 2006, we've promoted enhancing the downtown experience by keeping things simple.  One of the most simple and inviting elements for an enjoyable experience is being able to go from point A to point B without much confusion.  Unfortunately, after a year of advocating, the importance of up-to-date wayfaring and directional signage is still being ignored.  

Jacksonville, DVI, JTA, Ron Barton (where did this guy go?) and the JEDC... it's time to get with the program.  Let's master the simple elements before we get too big for our britches and take on designing pocket parks next to soup kitchens, placing hot dog stands on the Main Street Bridge, or shoving bus rapid transit through downtown's most pedestrian oriented streets.