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Atlanta Streetcar route on track to receive new wayfinding signs

September 22,2014

Historic sites along a portion of the Atlanta Streetcar’s route will be better marked if the plan to install wayfinding signs wins expected approval from Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission.

Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission is slated to consider plans to improve wayfinding signs along Auburn Avenue. Credit: atlantadowntown.com

The UDC is slated to consider the application to install the signs at its Sept. 24 meeting. The proposal calls for new signs to be installed at a series of addresses along Auburn Avenue.

The start date for the streetcar’s operation has not been finalized. Mayor Kasim Reed has said he expects the system to begin before Dec. 31. The system still is being tested and evaluated by the appropriate governmental entities.

The signs are a project of the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, which was started in 1995 by Central Atlanta Progress to promote downtown Atlanta as a livable community. The timeline for installation was not readily available Saturday.

Details of the proposed signage were not included in the UDC agenda item, which says the Atlanta DID is seeking a review and comment of the project, nor were they readily available on the Atlanta DID’s website.

An older entry on the DID site references the open house convened in December 2013 to gather public comments on three concepts for improving the aesthetics of the underpass by which Auburn Avenue crosses beneath I-75/85.

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