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The Cape Cod Commission is working with the Orleans Planning Board to develop a wayfinding plan for downtown Orleans that will point pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to key destinations. The purpose of the plan is to facilitate improved movement downtown for all modes of travel and to help the town highlight its special character and features. This project will produce wayfinding recommendations for both traditional signage as well as possible non-traditional types and technological options. In the Spring of 2020, Cape Cod Commission staff completed an inventory of existing signage and presented it to the Orleans Planning Board during a virtual meeting. The next steps for the project will include getting public input on what they think is important for wayfinding in the Orleans downtown area. 

Wayfinding Defined

Public Survey

Public input is an important piece of plan development. We encourage you to review the project materials on this site. The public was also able to share thoughts and ideas by taking the Orleans Wayfinding Public Survey, which ran through October 1. Have you seen wayfinding signage or a wayfinding system that might be a good fit for Orleans? Colors, shapes, wording that you like? We invite you to submit photos to our team.  

Public Workshop

The Orleans Planning Board is holding a virtual workshop on wayfinding for Orleans on Tuesday, October 13 at 4:00 pm. Commission staff will present on the results of the survey and gather more feedback to guide the Orleans Wayfinding Plan. 

Workshop link  

By Phone(646558-8656 Webinar ID899 2326 7507

Project Resources

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Apr 29, 2020
TO: George Meservey, Orleans Town Planner … As part of the Orleans Signage/Wayfinding Plan project, Cape Cod Commission (Commission) staff has completed a draft survey of existing …
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