July 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Google Maps will now share data about how crowded buses and trains are likely to be.
March 27, 2019, 7am PDT
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.
January 30, 2017, 2pm PST
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 7, 2017, 7am PST
The semi-legal world of quick, informal city improvements called tactical urbanism is finding a home inside transit departments.
December 6, 2016, 12pm PST
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 18, 2015, 12pm PST
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.
September 28, 2013, 7am PDT
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.
August 5, 2013, 7am PDT
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?
January 15, 2013, 8am PST
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.
August 15, 2012, 10am PDT
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.
March 6, 2012, 12pm PST
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.
February 24, 2012, 1pm PST
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 9, 2012, 6am PST
Emily Badger reports on surreptitious wayfinding signage that has been appearing mysteriously under the cover of darkness in Raleigh.
February 1, 2012, 11am PST
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.
September 23, 2011, 6am PDT
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.
February 28, 2011, 8am PST
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."
March 8, 2010, 11am PST
Slate looks at the history and importance of signage and wayfinding design.
July 17, 2009, 8am PDT
A review of <em>The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places</em> by David Gibson finds it rich with great ideas for designing new systems, but lacking in ideas for fixing old ones.
May 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
MIT's SENSEable City Lab is featuring a prototype of a futuristic bus stop, complete with real-time route mapping, e-ink surfaces, and estimates of your exposure to pollutants along the way.
May 19, 2009, 2pm PDT
Metropolis Magazine interviews David Gibson about his new book, <em>The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places.</em>