After spending an entire post yesterday
complaining about critiquing the cool-but-poorly installed new Joaquin neighborhood sign, Cade Ekblad-Frank alerted me to another new neighborhood sign in the Maeser neighborhood.
Via Twitter, Cade pointed out that the placement of this sign also is a bit bizarre because 100 South seems to have higher traffic volume than 200 East. I typically only walk in the Maeser neighborhood so I’m not one to say, but if true that would certainly raise questions about the sign’s placement.
That said, this sign succeeds in many basic ways that the Joaquin sign does not. Most obviously, it’s actually visible and not hidden in a tree canopy. It’s also facing the correct direction; the picture above was taken facing south, into Maeser, so unlike the Joaquin sign this one is actually aimed at people arriving in the neighborhood. Overall, then, this is a significant improvement over the sign in yesterday’s post.
Speaking of signs, while I was out taking the picture above I also saw the new city banners hanging along center street. I don’t know when they went up, but I believe it was recently. As is the case with the neighborhood signs, these banners prominently feature the recently-completed city rebranding.