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»» Signs are an important tool for advocacy. The photo to the right shows how Vermont-based advocacy organization Local Motion used simple yard signs to collect input on a pop-up protected bike lane. People who followed the prompts on the sign were directed to a short survey that asked where they wanted to see protected bike lanes installed in the City. That survey garnered hundreds of responses and helped inform the planning process for the city’s first walk and bike master plan. »» Signs can be used to help gather public input. The City of Palo Alto created modular signs for a road safety pilot program. The top sign can be re-used for any pilot project the city undertakes. The bottom sign provides more information about the specific project in question - in this case the neighborhood traffic circle pictured at right. »» Signs can be used to support larger livability goals. For example, placing pedestrian wayfinding signs in an interim-design plaza can help support the larger goal of making a neighborhood or city a more inviting place to walk. Left: Vermont-based advocacy organization Local Motion used simple yard signs to collect text-based input on a pop-up protected bike lane. Right: Downtown Denver Partnership used a sign to explain how to use a pop-up protected bike lane and generate buzz. (tacticalurbanismhere.com)

Left: An informational sign explaining a three-day “pop-up” plaza project in Somerville, MA (Street Plans). Pilot signs in Palo Alot, CA (Joshuah Mello, City of Palo Alto).

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