Customized Street Signs

Walk-Your-City-3Urban designer Matt Tomasulo has created Walk [Your City] — a project that lets people generate customized street signs that encourage people to walk to more places in their community. to encourage people to walk more in their cities. The city of Raleigh has adopted this program whereby people can create these signs via a website and order them for free. Signs contain a QR code that drives to a mobile website where people can see the entire walking route.

Why I’m Curious: While there are various apps that alert you to the interesting things around you, the user-generated aspect of this program and the physical posting of tours is what I find unique here. This initiative provides a platform for locals to take pride in their own community and can ultimately drive increased use of public space as well as private enterprise.

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