Visual Communications’ Richard Lang and Jesse Yungner
were pleased to participate on the Dinkytown Transportation Forum Panel
Tuesday, August 12th at the historic Varsity Theater
VCI provided a scale model of a potential kiosk directory to be part of the new Dinkytown Greenway identification and Wayfinding Signage Master Plan, currently being designed by Visual Communications. The intent of the Master Plan is to provide a clear succinct brand with wayfinding information for bicyclists and pedestrians on the new path that links the Minneapolis’s west bank and east bank over Bridge 9.
The two areas which include the University of Minnesota, Dinkytown, and TCF Stadium on the east bank, and the Vikings Stadium, and downtown Minneapolis on the west bank represent a significant link in the Minneapolis Bike and Trail System. The trail also is a key crossing on the National Park Service 3000 Mile Mississippi River Trail.
The signage will unite Dinkytown business with commuters and alleviate some of the on street bicycle traffic within Dinkytown and offer a natural commuter experience within the area. Additional directional signage will be designed throughout connecting neighborhoods and bikeways. VCI is working with the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department to facilitate the new signage.
Panel members included Mackenzie Turner Bargen, Pedestrian Planner – City of Minneapolis, Zev Radizwill from MRT Task Force, Ethan Fawley, Executive Director Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, Paul Buchanan from Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, and Ronnie Toledo from Minneapolis Parking Services.
Minneapolis Council Member Jacob Frey was Master of Ceremonies and lead the Q&A discussion with over 75 neighborhood residents and concerned business owners.
Visual Communications, Inc. provides environmental signage and wayfinding design solutions for hospitals, city governments, educational facilities and office campuses as well as all other sorts of public areas. We focus on guiding vehicular and pedestrian traffic with simple signage that gets the point across in the easiest fashion possible while contributing to the overall look and feel of the locale. Our team has left our professional “mark” on a broad assortment of businesses & organizations in Saint Paul. To obtain information on VCI and our projects, visit www.visualcomm.com or call (651) 644-4494. Follow us on FaceBook and Twitter.