Archive for the ‘Wayfinding’ Category

SD Airport Hires CNP for Directional Signs

San Diego Airport knows how to direct traffic.  It makes sense, therefore, that they should hire CNP Signs & Graphics, experts at directional and wayfinding systems, to produce and install electronic message boards for the terminal loop.  Drivers will have an easy time knowing where to go with these easy-to-read displays which are due to be installed in October.

The San Diego Airport continues to expand and improve their facilities, adding not only modern messaging centers to direct traffic, but also additional terminals and parking opportunities for the users of this, the 27th largest airport in the country.  CNP has been chosen to complete other work for the SD Airport in the past as well as extensive work on directional signage for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

LAX Continues to Grow

The Tom Bradley International Terminal’s “West Wing” is taking shape.  The massive public works project started in 2007 is set to revamp the hastily built international terminal built for the 1984 Summer Olympics.  The current project employs over 4000 people, including CNP Signs & Graphics, who built and installed directional and wayfinding signage in earlier phases of the build.

For more on that project, click here to see our earlier post.

For the complete story about the terminal expansion from the Contra Costa Times, click here.

Public Works Signs on the LA Metro

The Metro Blue Line runs from Downtown LA to Downtown Long Beach. It’s one of the most popular light rail trains in the nation. Recent expansion of the line has added nine new stations (with more expansion to follow), complete with new track, bright new trains and new directional signage.  These new stations, like many of the stations opened since 1990 (including stations on both the Green Line and the Red Line) are simple to navigate thanks to the wayfinding and informational signage manufactured by CNP Signs & Graphics.

The Blue Line is the second largest light rail line in the United States, with an average weekday ridership of over 80,000.  The nine new stops on the line (that runs from Pico and Exposition to La Cienega and Jefferson Boulevard) are being fit with 775 new signs with easy-to-read white reflective vinyl against primary color backgrounds in black, red, and yellow.

The signs are painted 1/8” aluminum, non-illuminated panels coated with a high-tech anti-graffiti paint that will aid in keeping the new stations clean.

Working in the light rail environment has required CNP workers to learn a new language: hand signals.  All workers on the line take safety classes from the Metro Authority.  Workers learn how to communicate with each other, as well as the train operators, while working in close proximity to the moving trains.