District of West Vancouver is inviting the community to fill out a survey on a wayfinding plan that aims to increase visitors to the community.
The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, March 16, at 4 pm.
With the Community Wayfinding plan, District of West Van hopes to inform visitors about local areas of interest and draw regional visitors and tourists to the community.
The plan will also direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists within the community and establish a wayfinding vocabulary and design for West Vancouver.
The district is working with the consulting team at Applied Wayfinding to prepare this plan. It is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020.
The community wayfinding is a key strategy of the district’s Economic Development Plan, which aims to position West Vancouver as a tourist destination.
Traditional signs, maps and diagrams, online and smartphone applications, interpretive information as well as environmental design are all part of wayfinding in a community.
Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Business Association (ADBIA) researched wayfinding as part of a pilot project in 2017.
ADBIA proposed 57 signs that would create four connected walking loops around Ambleside, Dundarave and the natural, waterfront attractions in West Vancouver.
The District helped the ADBIA to install arrival and street maps, although other ideas including fingerposts and nudges are yet to be implemented.
West Vancouver will take the research generated by ADBIA into consideration in this new plan.