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Stephane Dumas

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New Winnipeg parking signs
« on: July 03, 2021, 11:17:50 AM »

I saw that article via a post on Skyscraperpage. https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=205856&page=287
https://globalnews.ca/news/7928669/new-winnipeg-parking-signs-finding-spot-easier/

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The City of Winnipeg is launching a new pilot in the Exchange District to make it easier for drivers to read parking signage.

The new signs will be installed this week on existing signposts on Bannatyne Avenue, King Street and Arthur Street.

“This pilot will help reduce confusion around parking in order to make it easier for those arriving by car to patronize local businesses in our historic Exchange District,” says Matt Allard, chairperson of the standing policy committee on infrastructure renewal and public works.

The new guides feature an easy-to-read, colour-coded timetable that outlines all parking rules and regulations for the surrounding areas.

“These new guides, which incorporate universal design standards, will help address this challenge and communicate the parking requirements more clearly,” says Vivian Santos, councillor for Point Douglas.
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Re: New Winnipeg parking signs
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 04:57:27 PM »

Hmm, it might be easier to understand if you're walking, but is it easier to read when passing by in a car? Idk.
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Re: New Winnipeg parking signs
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 09:37:43 PM »

I think it's way harder to read the new signs than the old ones, not to mention that they don't match any standard I've seen.
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Re: New Winnipeg parking signs
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2021, 04:30:52 PM »

A similar experiment was done in Los Angeles a few years ago:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/04/06/397858800/how-do-you-like-los-angeles-new-parking-signs

Another article:

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29623541


I honestly think the real solution is just to make the parking regulations simpler so that more people would understand them.

This is an extreme example (below), but yes perhaps it is not wise to have more than three separate time restrictions for each space:

https://www.lamag.com/driver/see-culver-citys-15-foot-tall-parking-sign/
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