Countywide Wayfinding Study
On November 10th, the Placemaking Section of the Prince George’s County Planning Department hosted the first stakeholder workshop for the Countywide Wayfinding Study to discuss wayfinding in the County. The goal was to understand the challenges when planning and implementing wayfinding, discuss the main difficulties and how they can be improved, and identify ways to streamline the process. Participants included representatives from agencies that regulate wayfinding (i.e. Department of Public Works & Transportation, State Highway Administration), community associations, municipalities, interests groups, and County staff. The consultant team presented their findings from research of existing conditions and used Miro to engage participants with series of interactive exercises. Please review the minutes of the workshop and presentation for more information.
The consultant team’s next task is to develop the draft case study and analyze the roles of the different jurisdictions, which is scheduled to last until early February 2021.
This analysis will determine how a countywide approach to wayfinding could be developed given the existing framework of agencies, responsibilities, and political elements involved. The consultant will engage County agencies and local governments to develop an understanding of the controls over wayfinding and the process required for implementation. From this effort we also hope to develop a toolkit for a streamlined, clear and predictable process for municipalities and community associations to develop wayfinding plans for their neighborhoods.
First Stakeholder Workshop Prep
Research and Engagement (Stakeholder Workshop #1)
Develop Draft Case Study and analysis of roles of different jurisdictions
Review of Case Study/Strategy
Stakeholder Workshop #2
Refine Case Study