West Seattle Trails: New WS walking map — printing help sought

As pedestrian advocate Chas Redmond puts it, the first version of the West Seattle Trails walking map was “obviously a best seller” – 20,000 (free) copies handed out in 6 months. The map first came out in summer 2008. Now it’s been updated – see the new version here – and just needs to be printed – with one hitch: The matching-fund grant money that was available to get the map printed first time around isn’t at the ready this time, so, Redmond says, “We – the West Seattle members of the project team and Feet First – are seeking support to have this new version printed.” The cost is estimated to be around $3,500; if you’ve got any ideas how to help make the map-printing happen, you can reach him at credmond@mac.com. (Meantime, you can print your own copy of the new map with this PDF.) He’s also involved with West Seattle Wayfinding, which is using Neighborhood Matching Fund money to put up kiosks and signage to help people make their way around West Seattle – at westseattlewalks.org, there’s an update on planning for the five kiosks that are set to go up in the Admiral and Alki areas (see the planned locations here; a round of Admiral meetings already has been held, and Alki meetings will follow, early in the new year). Between the kiosks, you’ll see signposts like this:

Before the planning process got started for Alki and Admiral, meetings in Fauntleroy resulted in decisions about three kiosks for that area – more on that here.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Trails: New WS walking map -- printing help sought"

  • mark December 31, 2009 (7:39 am)

    That’s a great map. Is it printed similar to the city bike map? ie does it fold out? Could it be overlayed with the bike map? Either way, its a nice map, I would be more than happy to kick in a few dollars for a couple of copies.

  • chas redmond December 31, 2009 (9:48 am)

    The map folds down to about 3×7 inches – a pocketable map. The bike lanes/sharrows (bike trails) are superimposed on the new WS trails map – in the top-right corner is the new legend and there is a hashed color which is used to denote streets which are bike map streets – some are coincident with the walking trails, others are on adjacent streets. But, the bike routes are incorporated – you just have to note the legend and then look for that type of color/hash on the map. Thanks for the offer.

  • christopherboffoli December 31, 2009 (10:44 am)

    I’m really digging the typeface on the proposed signs.

  • clark5080 December 31, 2009 (11:34 am)

    In the mean time before it gets printed a person could take the PDF to a Kinkos to have them print a full size on on one of their large inkjet printers

  • Roger January 1, 2010 (9:49 am)

    Great map! Just a thought, but an electronic version – with the ability to turn separate walking or biking layers on and off – might be a nice supplement. Perhaps not useful as a walking map, per se, but very useful for route recons.

  • chas redmond January 2, 2010 (4:11 pm)

    Roger, Thanks – that’s a great idea and one we’ll pursue.

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