September 10, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dennis Doyle, Director
Ulster County Transportation Council
September 20, 2018
"Connecting Kingston” Project Continues
Public Invited To View Preliminary Sign Concepts for a City-Wide Wayfinding System
Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein, Chairman of the Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC), in cooperation with City of Kingston Mayor Steven T. Noble, invites the public to attend a meeting to learn about the development of a signage and wayfinding master plan for the City of Kingston.
Kingston is embarking on the development of a new system of directional signage, kiosks and maps that will assist the public with navigating to specific locations and between neighborhoods. The wayfinding signage will help people identify and learn about the location they are in, find their way throughout the city, and encourage visitors to discover our attractions and community assets.
Funding for the Connecting Kington Project is being provided by the Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC). UCTC staff will direct the effort in cooperation with staff from the City of Kingston. The UCTC has hired MERJE, a nationally recognized design firm with specific expertise in Community Wayfinding, to lead this effort.
The meeting will build upon a previous series of meetings held in June at the Old Dutch Church. At those kick-off meetings, project staff introduced attendees to the concept of wayfinding and how a coordinated system of signage can work for Kingston. At the September 20th meeting, staff will present new, preliminary sign designs developed specifically for Kingston with the purpose of receiving feedback and preferences from members of the public. This is the second of a series of public outreach initiatives that will take place over the course of the next several months as project staff continue to develop basic themes and work with residents, business owners and other stakeholders to refine a final wayfinding master plan.
The meeting will be held at Kingston City Hall 3rd Floor Council Chambers on Thursday, September 20th from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
Doors will open at 6:00pm to allow individuals to speak directly with project staff; a formal presentation will begin shortly thereafter followed by an opportunity for the public to provide input and ask questions.
The Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or economic status, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations. Individuals in need of special accommodations are encouraged to contact Brian Slack (firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 334-5590) prior to the meeting so that arrangements can be discussed.
La interpretación inglés-español será disponible en la reunión. Volantes en español.
Connecting Kingston: A Wayfinding Signage Master Plan