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Get Your City Walking With DIY Wayfinding

The creator of a lauded guerrilla wayfinding project for Raleigh has launched a new website that allows users to duplicate his compelling signage for their communities.
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Last year, graduate student Matt Tomasulo launched a guerrilla wayfinding project in Raleigh, North Carolina that was so successful city leaders decided to adopt his idea. With the launch of Walk [Your City], you too can try your hand at getting your neighbors, and visitors, moving. 

"The website is built around a handy tool that allows everyone to create custom street signs based on walkability," explains Stijn Hupkes. "Users draw a route between two points and the tool automatically calculates the walk or cycle minutes from A to B, as well as generates a good-looking sign. A QR code in the bottom corner links to a mobile website that displays the entire walking route."

"With the launch of the Walk [Your City] website, Tomasulo gives the rest of the world the opportunity to add a user-generated layer of wayfinding to cities."

Full Story: DIY Wayfinding Helps Growing Community Sense

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