Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance (MTGA) needed a set of signage standards that would allow trail partners to easily provide wayfinding information along the newly established Great Lake-to-Lake Trails. The system needed to be durable, affordable and at home in communities ranging from urban to rural. Gene crafted a simple but smart program of signage that conforms to ADA guidelines, meets MDOT-TAP requirements and establishes a trail brand that highlights GLLT partner trails. Easily customize-able and updatable, these designs ensure that sign budgets are wisely invested in a program that will serve trail users for many years.
Various sign types — simple identifiers, comprehensive trailhead kiosks, concise guides and regulatory signs — work together to support trail users at all points during their outing. Clear specifications and detailed documentation keeps the program logic and design intent intact through the planning, fabrication and installation phases.
Detailed maps help trail users locate amenities and plan their outing while locating them within immediate surroundings as well as the larger trail network. Neatly crafted digital files, conforming with industry standards, have been provided to trail partners so that partners can easily customize maps to their specific local needs.
Wayfinding Design and Signage Standard Specification — Gene Ullery-Smith
Client — Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance