City approves new ‘wayfinding’ signs


The City Council approved a new signage program for downtown Encinitas at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The council voted unanimously to accepted a $15,000 donation from the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association to cover the cost of producing and installing the new "wayfinding" signs and monuments. The association received a county grant to pay for the program.

A staff report said one benefit of the new signs is the encouragement of walking and biking, and more efficient driving and parking, which in turn will lead to lower vehicle emissions.

The signs will use a palette of coordinated colors and original artwork to identify places of interest, landmarks and attractions, including beaches, transit, commercial centers and city buildings such as the library and City Hall.

Images of the new signs and monuments can be found in a report prepared for Wednesday's council meeting at