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Multi-use Pathway Wayfinding

Multi-use Pathway Wayfinding Plan

SMART is developing a Pathway Wayfinding Plan that will include signage for the multi-use bicycle and pedestrian pathway, which connects communities to SMART rail stations and other destinations.

At SMART’s 2022 Listening Session on the Pathway, the public emphasized the desire and need for Pathway wayfinding signage. As a result, SMART initiated a Pathway Wayfinding Plan in Spring 2023.

This project will develop a series of signs that will make it easier to navigate along the Pathway and use the Pathway to connect to the train as well as surrounding communities.

SMART is engaging the public throughout the development of the Wayfinding Plan and the design of the signage.
To date, we’ve:

  • implemented a survey of Pathway users 
  • conducted a Virtual Public Workshop, and
  • conducted field work to identify wayfinding needs on the Pathway

We will bring sign designs forward for community input in late Summer 2023. Once the Pathway Wayfinding Plan is complete, SMART will phase the implementation and installation of the approved wayfinding signage on the Pathway in early 2024.


Wayfinding Project Timeline


Stay informed about the Pathway Wayfinding Plan

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Pathway Wayfinding Design Concepts 

SMART has two Pathway Wayfinding design concepts, and we would like your thoughts on the proposed sign designs. Mock-up signs can be viewed in person along the Pathway in Larkspur and in Rohnert Park (by the SMART Station and here, and just south of the station). They can also be viewed online via our online survey. Please review the designs and give us your feedback through a short, 5-10 minute survey (link is below). This survey is designed to gather your feedback about the types of signs and characteristics such as color, shape, etc. that you prefer. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Both the survey and the signs will be posted through November 6, 2023. Your input will play a significant role in the development of new SMART Pathway signage. Thank you for your participation! 

Take Survey Here

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