The DLBA recognizes the importance of updating our existing City wayfinding system as we’ve long been advocates for improving pedestrian connectivity within Downtown, particularly between the Downtown Core and the Waterfront; and the East Village and Downtown Core. As such, we’ve funded the design phase of the pedestrian wayfinding system and partnered with the City to ensure new pedestrian signage is consistent with the overall Long Beach wayfinding system.

Community Vision and Stakeholder Engagement

An extensive outreach effort was made to include a Wayfinding Signage Program Survey, and a series of community workshops for the public to provide input on the factors to consider in designing new signs to be installed in the public realm throughout the City. The outreach was intended to ensure that the design template for these new signs reflects the community’s values and identity, and results in cohesive and functional signage for gateway entries to the City and coastal access, as well as public parking in Downtown.

During the course of the project Downtown stakeholders have had an opportunity to provide input through a series of community workshops, including the July 21, 2016 and April 26, 2017 Public Realm Committee meetings, and an online survey.

DTLB Wayfinding Presentation – April 2017
City-wide Wayfinding Program
Wayfinding Survey Results

Project Timeline

  • June 2016 – Project Kick-off
  • July 2016 – Stakeholder Workshop at DLBA Public Realm Committee meeting
  • Fall 2016 – City-side Wayfinding Survey
  • Fall 2016 – Wayfinding sign design
  • April 2017 – Comprehensive City-wide Wayfinding Sign Program presentation at City Council
  • April 2017 – Pedestrian Wayfinding Program Presentation at Public Realm Committee
  • May 2017 – Finalize pedestrian sign location plan
  • May 2017 – Finalize pedestrian sign message schedule
  • May 2017 – Prepare cost estimates for construction,installation, and sign removal
  • July 2017 – Return to Public Realm Committee to present Final Pedestrian Wayfinding Program
  • December 2017 – Complete pedestrian sign construction drawings
  • Fall 2018 – Release Phase 1 RFP
  • Spring 2019 – Phase 1 Installation