Work is under way to install a network of new and improved map and information boards around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront.
The new wayfinding signs will make it easier for visitors and residents to navigate their way around Britain’s Ocean City by boat, bike, bus and foot, as well as showcase the city’s spectacular coastline position and rich history.
Designed and produced by Plymouth City Council and Streetwise in partnership with the City Centre Company, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership and Destination Plymouth, the signs complement the city’s Visitor Guide and highlight key attractions and places of interest.
Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art and Sutton Harbour have also been involved in the project, which is part of the Council’s three-year Plymotion programme.
The 19 new signs will provide visitors with a much better welcome and more informed experience of the city, while encouraging Plymouth residents to try new routes, see new places and share new experiences on their doorsteps.
They feature high quality maps and images celebrating Plymouth’s unique characteristics and places to visit, along with interesting information about the local areas.
Councillor Mark Coker, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “These new wayfinding signs are long overdue and will make a difference to visitors, shoppers, residents and even businesses. Providing better maps and local information means visitors arriving in the city will not only find it easier to get around but also learn more about Plymouth’s culture, history and environment. The signs will also help to boost footfall around the whole of the city centre, Barbican and Waterfront, which will benefit local businesses and ultimately drive the local economy.”
Duncan Currall, Chairman of Destination Plymouth, added: “Plymouth has so much to offer visitors, from world class attractions and places of interest to historical sites. These signs will not only help people navigate around the city with ease, they will also give a flavour of our heritage and many of our untold stories. With so much to see and do, we hope and expect visitors will want to come back again and again.”
The Council’s highways contractor Amey is installing the signs and work is expected to take around four weeks. The works are unlikely to cause any significant disruption but if you do experience any problems please contact Amey’s Watchman Team on 01752 668000 or email email@example.com.