Planning Director Mitchell Silver pulled down Matt Tomasulo’s pedestrian navigation signs last week because they broke city rules. Now he wants to put them up again.
Tomasulo has agreed to give the city 27 signs he posted at three downtown street corners to promote shoe-leather transportation, in a civic-minded guerrilla campaign called “Walk Raleigh.”
Silver will ask permission from the City Council next week to resurrect Tomasulo’s idea in the form of an official 90-day city pilot project.
[3/7/12 update: Approved by council Tuesday, according to city news release:
The creator of the “Walk Raleigh” signs posted at up to three intersections in the Capital City has agreed to donate the signs to the City of Raleigh. The City Council voted unanimously today to accept the signs as a gift from Matt Tomasulo, a local college graduate student who launched the initiative to promote walking and healthy living in the Capital City.]
Each sign is simple: an arrow, a destination and the time it takes to walk there. A special scan code on each sign provides online directions for pedestrians equipped with smart phones. ... [MORE]