It is time the City of Vancouver brought public signage into the 21st century. Too many of the notification signs, particularly related to planning and development, are written in outdated, technical language that makes it difficult for people to understand. These signs use small fonts, lack colour, and seem to encourage people to ignore them, rather than to read and be informed by them.
The City should engage the professional design community in a redesign contest for its development notification materials. The redesign contest should seek proposals for how City signs can be engaging and visually appealing when informing the public about development proposals.
- Engaged City Tasked Force Quick Start Idea #11