Milwaukee Bike/Walk Sign Plan
Photo courtesy Milwaukee County Parks
The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks partnered to develop Walk/Bike Sign Manuals. These manuals provide a protocol and design for a seamless, coordinated wayfinding system that can be implemented across the City's bicycle network and the County's Oak Leaf Trail system. For clarity and simplicity, two "twin" manuals were developed as part of this project.
City Bike/Walk Sign Manual
County Bike/Walk Sign Manual
Final Sign Designs
City Managed Trails
County Managed Trails
Detailed sign plans were developed for the routes shown on the map below. Signs for these routes are expected to be installed in late 2020 or early 2021, unless they are tied to a project currently in development.
Sign Plan Route Map
The kickoff workshop was held Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Atkinson Public Library. Workshop materials are below.
The project team conducted an online and in-person intercept survey that asked respondents which sign type (termed "sign family") that they preferred out of two possibilities. In-person intercept surveys were collected at two different locations: Kosciuszko Park, on the city's south side, and Gordon Park, on the city's north side. The project team surveyed 124 people in-person and over 1,900 people took the online survey. The memos below summarize the findings from these surveys.
Online Survey Summary Memo
Intercept Survey Summary Memo
Second Public Meeting
The second public meeting to reveal the sign designs was held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. Meeting materials are below.
Priority Route Maps and Destination Heirarchy:
Fratney and Wright Bike Boulevards and Beerline Trail
Milwaukee River Line and Lincoln Creek Route
Kinnickinnic River Trail and Washington/Scott Bike Boulevard
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