The City of Vernon has unveiled a new signage program for the downtown core.

The City of Vernon has unveiled a new signage program for the downtown core.

New signs installed

The City of Vernon is installing new signs to direct people to key destinations downtown.

The City of Vernon is installing new signs to direct people to key destinations downtown.

One of the key areas being identified by the signs is public parking.

“They are designed to be colourful and playful and some signs will include rendered art posters on the back of favourite Vernon-based activities that reflect the new city brand, activate life,” said Cleo Corbett, long range planner.

Developing a new signage system and design was identified as a key priority by the Downtown Vernon Association and numerous council committees, including tourism, transportation and accessibility.

Council approved moving forward with two phases of the project this year. The next phases will include expanding the signs beyond downtown and designing and installing cycling and pedestrian level signage.

“You first want to help people get to destinations or parking areas by either a motor vehicle or self-propelled, like biking or skateboard,” said Corbett.

“You then want to help them get around on foot.”