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File #: RES 17-1539    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/27/2017
Title: Advising the Department of Safety and Inspection on modifications to overhead skyway sign text.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker

Title

Advising the Department of Safety and Inspection on modifications to overhead skyway sign text.

 

Body

WHEREAS numerous overhead signs in the Saint Paul skyway system are due to be updated in the near future; and

 

WHEREAS the content of the signs has not been revised in the past decade; and

 

WHEREAS the white-on-black “endcap” portion of the signs directs skyway users to skyway junctions rather than destinations near the ends of skyway paths; and

 

WHEREAS modifying the endcap text to direct skyway users to final destinations, as is the case with most transit systems, would be more useful than the current text; and

 

WHEREAS using final destinations instead of skyway junctions in the endcap text would not substantially increase the cost to update the signs; and

 

WHEREAS the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee recommends these updates, and downtown Saint Paul stakeholders have been polled and generally support the change described herein;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the City Council advises the Saint Paul Department of Safety and Inspection that future updates to skyway signs include the replacement of the current endcap text with one or more of the following destinations: Xcel Energy Center, Mears Park, CHS Field, Union Depot and 7th Place, the choice of destinations for each sign to be determined by the Department.

 

 

 

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