LEGIBLE LONDON; LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Legible London is a wayfinding system designed and implemented to help pedestrians find their way around London. The maps display journey times by showing 15-minute and 5-minute walking circles and uses heads-up maps oriented in the direction the user is facing. At stations, signage is integrated with station signs to minimize street furniture clutter. Transport for London (TFL) is prototyping the integration of touch-screen digital technology to include interactive maps and other real-time information services.
The program works with boroughs, Business Improvement Districts, and other organizations to expand the program further. TFL worked with a range of organizations representing disability groups to ensure that the Legible London design is inclusive, providing the number of steps, pavement widths, and pedestrian crossings.
Launched in 2006, Legible London currently has 1,300 signs. Research shows that nine out of ten people were keen to stop and read for directions.
London, United Kingdom