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    Good use of signage

    What's your favorite street or neighborhood where they have good signage? Where everything works just right for traffic, for pedestrians and for businesses?

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    My favorite neighborhoods/streets are those with no signage.

    Also, you may want to start posting in the appropriate forums.
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    Sorry, this is my first post.

    What's your favorite street or neighborhood where they have good signage? Where everything works just right for traffic, for pedestrians and for businesses?

    I'm very interested in your answers because I'm trying to find an existing sign code to use as a template.

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    I think it really depends on the street. You would want one range of signage in a mostly pedestrian area, another on an urban street, another on a suburban arterial, and so on. Land use may also factor in. Industrial districts may have signage needs different from those of a retailer.
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    My favorite is on hiking trails where they put the little colored blazes on trees.

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    I agree, everyone has different needs. In a mixed use environment, where it's important that everyone gets their needs met, there are places that have figured this out. I'm sure it took them a long time, but they did. I have my favorites, but maybe there are others that work even better.

    I'm working on a committee that's revamping the sign code and instead of repeating the same mistakes, I'd like to use some best practices. Looking for input from anyone who has been through this process. What we put in place will last for a long time, so I want it to last. Good design principles don't go out of style.

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    I'll suggest you take a look at the Town of Vienna, Virginia. They have a very tight sign code, a major commuter thoroughfare, and thriving businesses. The community also is attractive. The sign rules appear in two places in their code, so be sure to look at both.

    It has a Whole Foods. Macy's is up the road in Tyson's Corner.

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