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Signs of the timesNew signs designed to transform walking routes around the city centre are being installed this month.
The signs have been specially designed to help visitors find their way around the city, directing them to key sights but also helping them explore some of Brighton & Hove’s less well known attractions as well.
The new system includes map boards and fingerposts. Information on the signs includes the most recognisable attractions and directions with estimated walking time in minutes.
The project marks the first phase of the council’s Pedestrian Signing Strategy and focuses on the main walking routes between the train station, The Lanes and the seafront. The project will help take visitors around the main cultural quarter of Brighton, to include the Royal Pavilion, Theatre Royal and Dome complex.
The signs encourage visitors to explore areas away from the established routes such as directing from Brighton Station to the North Laine and Kemp Town from the bus station. The scheme also contributes towards achieving the council’s aim to increase walking trips in the city by 10% in 2011.
The council has worked with the City Centre Business Forum, Brighton & Hove Hotels Association, the Economic Partnership and disabled and cycling groups to develop the signs. The first sign was installed at Brighton Station in August and the rest will be in place by the end of September.