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HOMEMADE SIGNS Typical Dimensions: Varies

Typical Dimensions: 12 in. x 12 in.

Estimated Cost: $10 - $100 for supplies, depending on quantity desired

Estimated Cost: $20 / per coroplast sign.

Overview: Use materials on hand to create homemade signs.

F Demo (1 day - 1 month) Pilot (1 month - 1 year)

Interim (1 - 5 years)

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖAll ɖ Projects: Place signs at places of high visibilty and at key decision points. See section introduction for more information on what to include on your signs. Make sure to scale the text / graphics appropriately so that they may be seen by your intended audience (signs for drivers should be scaled very differently than those intended for people traveling by foot or by bicycle. Tips and Considerations »» To attach lighweight, temporary signs to existing street furniture or other vertical elements, punch holes in signs and use zip ties or string for easy removal. »» If renting traffic barricades, consider posting signs on A-frames. »» Sandwich board signs are another affordable option and may be borrowed from local businesses who may support the project. Potential Sources »» Create or print in house, or send to local printer for large format printing.


Overview: Coroplast wayfinding signs designed for easy application and removal for temporary projects.

F Demo (1 day - 1 month) F Pilot (1 month - 1 year) Interim (1 - 5 years) Recommended Applications and Installation ɖAll ɖ Projects: Place signs at key decision points for those walking and bicycling. Tips and Considerations »» Use the Walk [Your City] custom sign builder to create simple signs that are colorful and easy to apply in any context. »» Signs ship with pre-drilled holes and zip ties for easy installation »» No minimums or maximums on the number of signs per order. »» Can be deployed last-minute: typical turnaround time to ship signs is two to four business days. »» Consider what other languages may be spoken in the neighborhood besides English - translate signs so all can read them. »» Some jurisdictions will require approval to place these signs, even on a temporary basis. Potential Sources »» To order, visit the walk [Your City] website:

Tactical Urbanist's Guide to Materials and Design v.1.0  

The only materials and design guidance for Tactical Urbanist demonstration, pilot, and interim design projects. Funded by the James L. Knigh...

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