Wayfinding signage provides information, navigation assistance, and directs path users to nearby town centers, amenities, and more.
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) recently completed a countywide Bike Path Wayfinding and Signage study. In May 2020, LCDOT and its consultant Corbin Design presented wayfinding strategies and sign templates to enhance Lake County bikeways. Watch the meeting. In February 2021, the study was officially completed and is available here.
The purpose of the study was to develop a wayfinding strategy and establish guidelines and sign templates to enhance the bikeways in Lake County. Ultimately the goal is to help the public using the bike paths have a better understanding of where they are on the trails and make it easier to find connecting destinations. Eventually this may lead to increased usage of the bike path network in Lake County and encourage people to get out of their cars and use non-motorized transportation options.
LCDOT is currently working to implement this wayfinding signage on three of our larger regional paths – the North Shore Bike Path, Skokie Valley Bike Path, and the Robert McClory Bike Path. Beyond that, LCDOT plans to phase in signs on other LCDOT bike paths as well.