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city map extension and wayfinding guidelines


fwdesign were commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council to take the cartographic and wayfinding principles of the pilot study created by applied wayfinding and develop a set of guidelines for the implementation of a comprehensive wayfinding system across the whole of the city.


The first stage was to draw the map for the extended area of 152 square kilometres from aerial photography to provide a royalty free map resource. This map resource can be used for on-street, printed and digital applications and is detailed to be used as a wayfinding tool for on-street pedestrian systems, transport systems. It includes national and regional cycle networks, bridleways, quiet roads, and cycle lanes - on road, gradients and cycle parking.


Our extensive experience in cartography and in-house best practise system for drawing maps allowed us to submit a cost effective delivery programme that saw the work completed in six weeks. The next stage of the project has seen the development of the on-street application through 40 map structures, the generation graphic templates and production ready artwork, then supporting the council with our project management expertise to oversee the manufacture and implementation.


To support the future planned expansion and roll-out we have been commissioned to develop a guidelines and maintenance manual that will provide a valuable resource as well as record of the system and its components.

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