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Downtown Ketchikan Wayfinding Study

KAI developed a pedestrian wayfinding sign system in downtown Ketchikan, designed primarily to support the large influx of visitors that Ketchikan receives every summer during the Alaska cruise ship season. KAI determined the location and content of each sign, ranging from large-format maps at key pedestrian gathering areas to directional signs that guide pedestrians to points of interest. As part of the development process, the team held a design charrette with the community to gather input on key design features and presented the findings to the Ketchikan City Council. KAI also provided close coordination with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities in developing a new statewide policy to enable Ketchikan and other cities in Alaska to install pedestrian wayfinding signs in a safe and consistent manner along the state highway system.