When it comes to healthy and environmentally friendly living, Seattle was always a frontrunner in the US. The new initiative aims to make the city very accessible and walkable, such that it has no match in the country. The plan copies many features of similar model that was implemented in London, which is considered a benchmark. It will make the city easier to navigate, not only for residents, but for millions of visitors too. The marking that will be interactive in many cases, will use technology to ensure it is user friendly and optimized for people with disabilities.
- Seamless Seattle will have many features including heads up mapping on street signs to help users quickly orient themselves.
- Seamless Seattle will also use the right contrast for legibility and will optimize for color blindness by using large type sizes.
- Seamless Seattle will also adapt to historic landmarked areas without reducing the overall legibility of those areas.
“The system, dubbed Seamless Seattle, is based on the successful Legible London model, which is now lauded as the benchmark for complex city wayfinding.”