Visit Topeka seeks to improve signage for visitors to Kansas’ Capital City

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Tourists and visitors to Kansas’ Capital City will eventually have an easier time after a new effort by Visit Topeka, Inc. and the city.

According to a news release, the two entities have contracted with a “national visual communications company” to help develop a wayfinding signage system. Wayfinding is simply signs and maps used to convey location and directions to travelers.

AXIA Creative creates wayfinding systems for cities and corporations. The company has clients throughout the U.S., in Canada, and also more than 19 Caribbean territories. Visit Topeka, Inc. and several other local organizations are leading a city-wide branding effort. The new wayfinding signs are part of the project.

An AXIA Creative representative will travel to Topeka for meetings and to tour the Capital City. Short meetings will be held with residents, and the rep will drive around the city to get a lay of the land. Taking community input into account, AXIA Creative will then design the system that’s meant to improve car, pedestrian, trail and bicycle navigation in Topeka.

A free public workshop sponsored by Heartland Visioning will be held Friday, August 14th. Topeka residents will be able to offer their thoughts on the current wayfinding signs and where improvements might be made. The meeting will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am in the lower level testing center of Washburn Technical Institute.

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