Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My new inititive: Home-made trail directional signs!

First off, I will dust off the cobwebs on this site. While I have still been micro-blogging with Twitter updates (, I haven't posted a blog post for over two months. By continuing the twittering, I am still holding up to my promise that this site won't die. As always, there will be some form of activity on this site, either through Blogger or Twitter, at least once every calendar month.

Anyways, I have had a brain wave. I am getting sick of riding on trails and simply seeing no directional signage, so I figured, I should make some of my own! Firstly, I will simply print out black and white signs which are similar in style to plank signs and attach them to fences, posts or any other surface I can find. I will start experimenting with this concept and will report back here on how I have gone.

Feel free to suggest designs, ways to print / mount the signs, where signs are required etc. by leaving a comment.


David J said...

Great idea!
All kinds of ideas come to mind. How about the old style font like is found on some German railway stations?
Or how about images of the destination on a laminated sign with directions pasted over the top?

Anonymous said...

Tried this a few years ago on the Yarra Trail near Burke Rd / bridge over the Yarra. I was surprised how long it lasted!

Steve said...

Ha, I've had this thought, too, with the Scotchman's Creek Trail. When you're new to the trail, you have to stop at every single branch and try and guess which one is the main trail, and which is an exit. I was thinking of spraypainting arrows on the ground. Can't see why they don't do it - a simple two way arrow at every branch showing the main trail.