Bicycle Wayfinding

 

There are 13 poles along Bradford Street (and Commercial St. in the far East End) that were installed with Bike Route signs by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority in 2012. These were intended to have additional local destination signs added, but funding disappeared and the wayfinding program was never completed.

 Bike Route sign on a pole looking east along Bradford Street near Alden Street.

Bike Route sign on a pole looking east along Bradford Street near Alden Street.

 The EB02 pole (above, at Prince St) has other signs where bike wayfinding should go.

The EB02 pole (above, at Prince St) has other signs where bike wayfinding should go.

These are draft signs for those pole locations. The time it takes to get to a destination is shown rather than distance since people tend to overestimate how long it takes to get somewhere by bike (time estimates are from Google Maps).

There are lots of other destinations that could be included, but these are the ones that seem to make the most sense for a limited scheme targeted at people on riding along Bradford Street.

The Cape Cod Commission published a guidebook in 2012 that goes into detail on how to develop local destination signage to go along with the Bike Route signs on these poles:
Cape Cod Regional Bicycle Wayfinding Design Guidelines (PDF) » 

You can download this ZIP file that contains templates, design tips, and printing instructions for making your own signs based on the designs you’ll see below:
Adobe Illustrator template files (4 MB ZIP) »

 

Eastbound

The first pole heading into town from Herring Cove is at Atlantic Ave. just before Shank Painter Rd. (see the map below for all pole locations).

 EB01 - Bradford @ Atlantic Ave.

EB01 - Bradford @ Atlantic Ave.

 EB02 - Bradford @ Prince St.

EB02 - Bradford @ Prince St.

 EB03 - Bradford @ High Pole Hill Rd.

EB03 - Bradford @ High Pole Hill Rd.

 EB04 - Bradford @ Conwell St.

EB04 - Bradford @ Conwell St.

 EB05 - Bradford @ Howland St.

EB05 - Bradford @ Howland St.

 EB06 - Commercial after the split (before Snail Rd.)

EB06 - Commercial after the split (before Snail Rd.)

 
 EB07 - Commercial @ Truro line

EB07 - Commercial @ Truro line

 

Westbound

The first pole coming into town is at Howland Street just before the East End Market.

 WB01 - Bradford @ Howland St. (in front of East End Market)

WB01 - Bradford @ Howland St. (in front of East End Market)

 WB02 - Bradford @ Standish St. (Riley's Parking Lot)

WB02 - Bradford @ Standish St. (Riley's Parking Lot)

 WB03 - Bradford @ Alden St.

WB03 - Bradford @ Alden St.

 WB04 - Bradford @ Prince St. (top of the hill)

WB04 - Bradford @ Prince St. (top of the hill)

 WB05 - Bradford @ Shank Painter Rd.

WB05 - Bradford @ Shank Painter Rd.

 WB06 - Bradford Ext @ Province Lands Rd.

WB06 - Bradford Ext @ Province Lands Rd.

Destinations Included

 

Town destinations (green):

  • Town Hall (5)

  • Police Station (4)

  • Supermarket (3)

  • Dog Park (1)

  • MacMillan Pier (3)

  • Old Colony Path (2)

  • Commercial St. (3)

  • Truro (3)

Seashore destinations (brown)

  • Breakwater (2)

  • Race Point (2)

  • Herring Cove Bike Trails (4)

  • Beech Forest Bike Trails (4)

  • Head of the Meadow Bike Trail (2)

  • Highland Light (1)

 

Map of Bike Route Pole Locations

Pole locations are in blue (eastbound) and green (westbound); destinations are marked in red.

 
 

Others destinations to consider for a more comprehensive wayfinding scheme...

With East Coast Greenway & the Cape Cod Commission:

  • Claire Saltonstall Bikeway/ East Coast Greenway route signs. Pole location EB06 above shows a possible sign that indicates you’re traveling along both of these routes.

 
 Mockup of a sign for the East Coast Greenway/Claire Saltonstall Bike Route 1

Mockup of a sign for the East Coast Greenway/Claire Saltonstall Bike Route 1

 

With the Visitor Services Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Provincetown 400:

  • East End/ West End/ Town Center (some existing signs)

  • 1620 locations: Pilgrim Monument & Museum, Pilgrim’s First Landing Park, Mayflower Compact Bas Relief (Monument has its own signs)

  • Restroooms (some existing signs)

  • Public Parking, Route 6 (lots of existing signs).

With the Cultural Council:

  • Specific cultural institutions such as the Library, Waters Edge Cinema, Art House, PAAM, Provincetown Theater, FAWC, The Shack, The Commons, West End Childrens Sailing Club, etc.

  • Town facilities such as the School, Fishermen Hall, Veterans Memorial Community Center, Skate Park, Motta Field (no signs for any of these currently)

  • Churches (some already have signs).

With the Open Space Committee:

  • Conservation areas such as Clapps Pond, Shank Painter Pond, Nicky’s Park, etc. (existing signs at the destinations)

With the Airport & Outer Cape Health:

  • Airport (numerous signs already)

  • Outer Cape Health (some existing signs).