PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

10/13/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 101316
Subject:
Take the Wayfinding Signage Program Survey
Contact:
Jacqueline Medina, Communications
Long Beach Development Services
562.570.3827
Jacqueline.Medina@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach is in the process of developing a comprehensive sign program, and wants your input to design a welcoming and effective signage and wayfinding system for major gateway entries, parking, and coastal access in Long Beach. Let your voice be heard by taking the short, 10-minute Wayfinding Signage Survey.  

“I’m excited about the opportunity to reimagine and upgrade our signage throughout the city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This survey will help ensure Long Beach welcomes visitors in a way that truly represents our community.”

The Wayfinding Signage Survey offers an opportunity for the public to provide valuable feedback for developing a consistent and practical new program for City gateway signage, wayfinding, and directional signage for Downtown parking and waterfront destinations in Long Beach.  

“Effective wayfinding helps direct people to their destination in the simplest way,” said City Manager Patrick H. West. “This project demonstrates our commitment to providing the best services to every resident, business, and visitor in Long Beach.”

A strategic wayfinding system is essential to the way people orientate and navigate the built environment. The City’s new sign program will promote accessibility, safety, and economic benefits. The project includes a robust public outreach process, consisting of numerous stakeholder meetings to ensure a broad range of community input.

The need for establishing new City entryway signs was identified as part of the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget. In December 2015, the City issued a request for proposals and selected Selbert Perkins Design as the consultant to create design guidelines that will be used to implement a uniform look and theme for new signs in the public realm.

To take the survey, go to lbds.info/wayfindingsignage. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog and will be open to respondents through October 26, 2016. For survey instructions, view the following video: youtube.com/AY1Tr0p7A-4.

For more information on the Wayfinding Signage Survey, contact Jarrod Coleman at Jarrod.Coleman@longbeach.gov or 562.570.6607.

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