New pedestrian wayfinding system coming to Downtown Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A new wayfinding system will help downtown visitors navigate Roanoke more easily.

Downtown Roanoke, Inc. (DRI) and Roanoke Foundation for Downtown Inc. (RFDI) have partnered together to create the new system, which is coming to downtown sidewalks starting Friday, Nov. 13.

The pedestrian wayfinding system consists of 33 signs and 5 kiosks spread throughout Downtown Roanoke. Signs will direct visitors to points of interest and make navigating downtown easier. Kiosks will be placed in high-traffic areas and provide a downtown map and relevant information for the location.

“When a downtown wayfinding system was presented to our board in 2016, we knew very quickly that this was a perfect project for RFDI to put our support behind.”

Steve Musselwhite, President of RFDI’s Board of Directors

The Downtown Pedestrian Wayfinding System is the first implementation of a larger-scale, cohesive regional wayfinding system spearheaded by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge. It was made possible by regional grants from the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia. DRI has also worked closely with the City of Roanoke to bring this portion of the downtown wayfinding system to fruition. RFDI also provided funding for the wayfinding project.

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