BART Train

California Bill Would Mandate Seamless Transit

With 27 transit agencies, traveling across the Bay Area can be a daunting task. Advocates for 'seamless transit' want to change that.

March 31, 2022 - TransitCenter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding Program Set to Launch

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission awarded $1.4 million to the city of Pittsburgh to launch the Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding initiative.

December 22, 2021 - Pittsburgh City Paper

Bus Upholstery

'OK Google, How Crowded is the Number 8 Bus?'

Google Maps will now share data about how crowded buses and trains are likely to be.

July 5, 2019 - The Verge

Rome, Italy

Google's New 'Visual Position System' Takes Pedestrian Navigation to the Next Level

In case you've ever felt like Google Maps isn't as helpful on foot as it is in a car, there's a new technology just for you.

March 27, 2019 - Gizmodo


Signs Coordinating Public Transit Organizations Could Save Chicago Money

Daniel Kay Hertz argues that, besides improving service, a little signage could save the city of Chicago billions of dollars in service expansion costs.

January 30, 2017 - Chicago Magazine

Broadway Bus Lane in Everett

Applying the Tricks of Tactical Urbanism to Transit

The semi-legal world of quick, informal city improvements called tactical urbanism is finding a home inside transit departments.

January 7, 2017 - TransitCenter

St. Paul Skyway

Minneapolis Skyways Headed for Minneapolis Landfills?

New codes intend to make skyways more accessible for all Minneapolans, but some say that no improvements can go far enough to make Minneapolis as walkable and lively as it would be without them.

December 6, 2016 - Next City

An App for Navigating While Walking

A new app called Walc makes navigating while walking easier to do. Even more ambitiously, Walc aims to make it easier to make the choice to walk, rather than drive.

December 18, 2015 - Fast Coexist

street sign in Raleigh showing length of walk to train station

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.

September 28, 2013 - Pop-Up City

London Crowded Street

What's Driving London's Walking Boom?

London has always been a pedestrian-friendly city. But over the last decade the number of daily trips taken on foot in the city jumped by 12 percent, while walking declined nationwide. What explains the capital's pedestrian popularity?

August 5, 2013 - The Economist

NYC Facilitates Walking with New Wayfinding Maps

One out of ten New Yorkers gets lost every week, according to the city's Department of Transportation, and this does not include out-of-towners. In March, the city will begin installing 150 wayfinding signs to help pedestrians navigate their way.

January 15, 2013 - The New York Observer

Wayfinding in New York Gets a New Look

With the Federal Highway Administration mandating mixed-case signage nationwide, New Yorkers are getting used to the city's new generation of street signs, writes David W. Dunlap.

August 15, 2012 - The New York Times

Lost in Transportation

The inconsistent signage, representing 26 different public transportation systems in the Bay Area, leaves many riders feeling lost. Julie Caine describes the confusion and improvements underway.

March 6, 2012 - Transportation Nation

City Puts an End to Guerrilla "Walk Raleigh" Campaign

A widely publicized guerrilla wayfinding campaign meant to give helpful guidance and encouragement to those exploring the city of Raleigh on foot has been quashed by the City Planning Director, report Chelsea Kellner and Bruce Siceloff.

February 24, 2012 - The News & Observer

Tactical Urbanism Lands in Raleigh

Emily Badger reports on surreptitious wayfinding signage that has been appearing mysteriously under the cover of darkness in Raleigh.

February 9, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Exploring the Art of Wayfinding

Emily Badger explores the art of environmental graphic design, or wayfinding, and what it takes to strike the right balance between intuitive navigation and individual discovery.

February 1, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Getting Around Underground Could be Easier

Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.

September 23, 2011 - Fast Company

Using Color for Wayfinding

In Seoul, Korea, buses are color coded to indicate which direction they're going, and how quickly. John Calimente says the system "goes a long way towards solving the bus legibility problem."

February 28, 2011 - re:place Magazine

The Art of Wayfinding

Slate looks at the history and importance of signage and wayfinding design.

March 8, 2010 - Slate.com

Wayfinding in the City

A review of The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places by David Gibson finds it rich with great ideas for designing new systems, but lacking in ideas for fixing old ones.

July 17, 2009 - re:place Magazine

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