Broomfield Wayfinding Plan

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Getting lost is no fun. A well-placed and well-designed wayfinding system can help you get around Broomfield more easily on foot or by bike. That’s why the City is creating the Broomfield Wayfinding Plan!

As a part of the Broomfield Wayfinding Plan, the City will develop wayfinding signs to help you know where to go, and find your way when you are walking or bicycling around Broomfield.





Share your input!

Your ideas and feedback will help create a wayfinding system that best meets the Broomfield community’s needs. Your input will inform recommendations for what destinations are on the signs, what the signs will look like, and where the signs will go.

Ways to get involved

1) Share your input on how the wayfinding signs should look by taking the "Preference Survey" - Click here for the link (Una versión en español de la encuesta está aquí.) This brief survey (2-3 minutes) is designed to help the Plan team understand your "look and feel" preferences to incorporate into the design of Broomfield's future wayfinding system. The survey will close on Friday, October 29, 2021.


2) Leave a comment in the “Ask A Question” box on the bottom of this webpage


What's already happened - Past input opportunities


Spread the word

The more input the City gets, the better Broomfield’s wayfinding system will be! Help spread the word about this Plan by encouraging three friends, neighbors, or coworkers to visit this webpage and take the Preference Survey. Through sharing information about this Plan, you can help more Broomfield friends and residents make their voices heard.


What is Wayfinding?

The word “wayfinding” generally refers to how people find their way to where they want to go, such as to trails, schools, shopping, and other places. The City and County of Broomfield is currently developing a new plan, called the Broomfield Wayfinding Plan, that will create signs and identify specific locations for the signs to help you find your way. These signs and markings will be posted at key locations on trails, streets, bikeways, sidewalks, paths, and other places that you walk and bicycle. The signs will provide information, direct you to comfortable routes, and connect you with important destinations.

These signs and markings are intended to help people as you use active transportation, which includes walking, bicycling, using a wheelchair, using in-line skates or scooters, skateboarding, and jogging. Active transportation can also include other ways of getting around, such as using e-powered mobility devices including electric bicycles, mobility scooters, wheelchairs, one-wheel skateboards, and other devices.


Why does Broomfield Need Wayfinding?

In 2019, Broomfield developed the Broomfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Assessment which identified gaps in the existing bicycle and pedestrian network and developed a list of bikeway and pedestrian projects to close these gaps and better serve the community. During that process, residents expressed that they enjoy using the low-stress bikeways, trails, sidewalks, and other facilities. However, what’s needed next is wayfinding signage throughout Broomfield to help people feel comfortable and know they are on the right path to their destination while walking and bicycling. The Broomfield Wayfinding Plan will ultimately identify four to six priority corridors for the near-term implementation of wayfinding and then incrementally build out a citywide wayfinding system over the long term.


Getting lost is no fun. A well-placed and well-designed wayfinding system can help you get around Broomfield more easily on foot or by bike. That’s why the City is creating the Broomfield Wayfinding Plan!

As a part of the Broomfield Wayfinding Plan, the City will develop wayfinding signs to help you know where to go, and find your way when you are walking or bicycling around Broomfield.





Share your input!

Your ideas and feedback will help create a wayfinding system that best meets the Broomfield community’s needs. Your input will inform recommendations for what destinations are on the signs, what the signs will look like, and where the signs will go.

Ways to get involved

1) Share your input on how the wayfinding signs should look by taking the "Preference Survey" - Click here for the link (Una versión en español de la encuesta está aquí.) This brief survey (2-3 minutes) is designed to help the Plan team understand your "look and feel" preferences to incorporate into the design of Broomfield's future wayfinding system. The survey will close on Friday, October 29, 2021.


2) Leave a comment in the “Ask A Question” box on the bottom of this webpage


What's already happened - Past input opportunities


Spread the word

The more input the City gets, the better Broomfield’s wayfinding system will be! Help spread the word about this Plan by encouraging three friends, neighbors, or coworkers to visit this webpage and take the Preference Survey. Through sharing information about this Plan, you can help more Broomfield friends and residents make their voices heard.


What is Wayfinding?

The word “wayfinding” generally refers to how people find their way to where they want to go, such as to trails, schools, shopping, and other places. The City and County of Broomfield is currently developing a new plan, called the Broomfield Wayfinding Plan, that will create signs and identify specific locations for the signs to help you find your way. These signs and markings will be posted at key locations on trails, streets, bikeways, sidewalks, paths, and other places that you walk and bicycle. The signs will provide information, direct you to comfortable routes, and connect you with important destinations.

These signs and markings are intended to help people as you use active transportation, which includes walking, bicycling, using a wheelchair, using in-line skates or scooters, skateboarding, and jogging. Active transportation can also include other ways of getting around, such as using e-powered mobility devices including electric bicycles, mobility scooters, wheelchairs, one-wheel skateboards, and other devices.


Why does Broomfield Need Wayfinding?

In 2019, Broomfield developed the Broomfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Assessment which identified gaps in the existing bicycle and pedestrian network and developed a list of bikeway and pedestrian projects to close these gaps and better serve the community. During that process, residents expressed that they enjoy using the low-stress bikeways, trails, sidewalks, and other facilities. However, what’s needed next is wayfinding signage throughout Broomfield to help people feel comfortable and know they are on the right path to their destination while walking and bicycling. The Broomfield Wayfinding Plan will ultimately identify four to six priority corridors for the near-term implementation of wayfinding and then incrementally build out a citywide wayfinding system over the long term.

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    Just a couple comments. I picked up a trail map at the library, hurray but it is almost 5 years old, a new one would be helpful to me who likes to ride many miles. Also would love to figure out how to get to the bank center and park and ride on my bike w/o heavy traffic streets?

    Annieconry@ecentral.com asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your comment.  Broomfield Open Space and Trails is currently in the process of updating the trail map and aims to release a new version in late 2021 or early 2022.  Your second comment about how to navigate around Broomfield on low-stress facilities is one of the top reasons why Broomfield has undertaken this planning effort. The Broomfield Wayfinding Plan will develop families of signage that will help the public find their way around Broomfield as a cyclist or pedestrian on routes that are more comfortable and have the best bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.  The Broomfield Wayfinding Plan will also develop plan sets that Broomfield can use to begin deploying wayfinding around the community.     

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