Second phase of pilot project includes redesigned parking guides and new regulatory signs in the Exchange District
Keep your eye open for new parking signage in the Exchange this week. The second phase of a pilot project begins this week, aimed at helping improve signage readability and reducing confusion around on-street parking.
The City of Winnipeg’s Public Service worked hard to incorporate public feedback into improved signage. The signs seek to balance traffic flow with parking in the Exchange. The intent is that the new and improved signage will encourage more residents to visit destinations in the neighbourhood and feel more confident they’ve parked properly.
The sidewalk-facing parking guides feature a colour-coded timetable that is intended to confirm you’ve parked correctly. Based on feedback from the pilot’s first phase, the guides have been redesigned with clearer layouts, text, and graphics.
The City is also piloting new street-facing regulatory signs during this phase of the project. These signs have been redesigned with bolder colours and simpler icons to help drivers identify available spaces from their vehicle. The new designs also consolidate multiple regulations into one sign where possible.
Left: Existing regulatory signs. Right: New regulatory signs.
The City is asking for public feedback through an online survey until March 21, 2022. The survey will assist in better understanding the issues Winnipeggers face with parking signs, and whether the new signage is an improvement for those visiting the pilot area. Feedback will help the City determine if new signage should be adopted permanently, across other areas.
Share your feedback by scanning the QR code alongside the signage, or by visiting winnipeg.ca/parkingsignspilot.