Wayfinding

How is wayfinding age-friendly?

Wayfinding is critical for older adults, persons with disabilities, and families traveling with children, some of whom may not have access to mobile devices with GPS capability. Wayfinding can help provide important information like where the nearest public toilet is, or alternate routes for steep hill. 

Where should wayfinding be prioritized?

Weather protection should be prioritized near transit stops and hubs, along priority pedestrian routes, and in public spaces. Find out where the City is piloting new pedestrian wayfinding signage on the Seamless Seattle webpage.

Primary agencies invested in wayfinding 

  • Seattle Department of Transportation
  • King County Metro
  • Sound Transit
  • Washington State Department of Transportation

Estimated cost*

$-$$$

* Cost levels:
$ = Under $100,000
$$ = $100,001-$500,000
$$$ = $500,001-$1,000,000
$$$$= Over $1,000,001

Resources

Seamless Seattle (Pilot Wayfinding Program)

Wayfinding base map for pedestrians around Westlake in downtown Seattle