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Trail Signs - Draft Guideline

Trail Signs - Draft Guideline

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 Page 1 28/03/2003
Guidelines forProducingTrailSignage
 
February 2003
Direction, Interpretation and Management
Prepared By: Greg Drew, Craig Grocke and Peter CahalanFor SA Tourism Commission and Recreation Trails Signage and InterpretationWorking Group2002/03
 
 Page 2 28/03/2003
CONTENTS1. INTRODUCTION 4
1.1 Definition of a Trail
2. TRAIL SIGNAGE - THE CONCEPT 4
2.1. Land Tenure and Agency/Authority Requirements2.2. Trail Signage - Preliminary Investigations2.3 Other Considerations for Sign Systems2.3.1 Parking2.3.2 Stops (Points of Interest)2.4 Trail Classification and Standards
3. TRAIL SIGNAGE - PLANNING 8
3.1. What to Consider in Developing a Sign System3.1.1 Positioning and Placement of Signs3.2 Types of Trail Signs3.2.1 Information Signs3.2.2 Interpretive Signs3.2.3 Regulatory Signs3.2.4 Warning and Risk Signs3.2.5 Point of Interest Markers3.2.6 Event and Temporary Signs3.3 Directional Signs3.3.1 Trail Markers
4. WRITING AND DESIGNING INTERPRETIVE SIGNS 14
4.1. Theme Title4.2. Text4.3. Graphic Images4.3.1 Maps4.4. Design
5. PRODUCING TRAIL SIGNS 16
5.1. Printing5.1.1 Screen Printing5.1.2 Digital Printing5.2. Materials5.2.1. Vitreous Enamel5.2.2. Two-Pack or Similar Finish5.2.3. Anodised Aluminium5.2.4. Etched Metal5.2.5. High Impact Acrylic5.2.6. Digital Prints
 
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5.2.7. Cast Metal5.3. Panel Dimensions5.4 List of Sign Suppliers
6. MOUNTING TRAIL SIGNS 227. THE COST OF TRAIL SIGNS 23
7.1. Research and Writing7.2. Design and Artwork7.3. Panel Production7.4. Mounting System7.5 Project Management7.6 Indicative Costs for Interpretive Sign Production7.7 Indicative Costs for Tourism Signs on Roads
8. MANAGEMENT OF TRAIL SIGNS 27
8.1 Use of Branding and Logos8.2 Frequency of Trail Signage8.3 Understanding Target Markets8.4 Sign Standards for Shared-Use and Overlapping Trails8.5 Visitor Safety and Liability8.6 Trail Infrastructure (Upgrade and Maintenance)8.7 Environmental and Planning Guidelines8.8 Funding of Signs8.9 Sponsorship and Commercial Partnerships8.10 Community Involvement and Ownership8.11 Internationally Recognised Signs and Logos8.12 Sign Manuals and Guidelines - Other References
9. References 32Appendix A
Examples of Trail Intrastructure, Signs and Mounting Systems
Appendix B
Danger and Warning Signs Developed by National Parks and Wildlife Service SA

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