Find Your Way Charlotte
is a part of an overall wayfinding system that improves access to Uptown Charlotte called the Wayfinding and Parking Guidance System
. The signage helps motorists, pedestrians, residents and visitors more easily identify entertainment attractions, sports venues and nearby parking locations. It includes signs along Charlotte's Uptown Loop (I-77 and I-277) as well as Uptown streets.
Charlotte’s wayfinding system includes both pedestrian and vehicular signage. A “family of signs” was developed to provide directional information to venues through color and destination information. Consistent use of four district colors (defining the north, south, east and west quadrants of Uptown) meets the motorists’ needs to travel from the freeway to a destination and to nearby parking. Pedestrian signs then guide residents and visitors to destinations and city attractions.
The sytem's signs include a distinctive “P” parking sign with a blue lighted background. It is intended to provide visitors and residents real-time parking information at parking decks. View a map of Uptown Parking Decks
. In addition, five Gateway signs entering Uptown from the freeways will display a variety of messages.
The selection of “messages” for wayfinding and parking signs is based on Federal and State standards and experience. Visibility requirements define font size, color, reflectivity and style to ensure legibility with design speed and age of average user as other determinants of sign message characteristics.