Finding your way through Fauntleroy: Kiosk now in place

Another of West Seattle’s new wayfinding kiosks – each sporting the West Seattle Trails walking map as well as art – is in place, this time in Fauntleroy. You’ll find it on the northwest corner of 45th/Wildwood in the Endolyne business district, just a few blocks uphill/southeast from the Fauntleroy ferry dock. Here’s the other side:

Earlier this month, the first kiosk was installed, at Junction Plaza Park (Alaska/42nd), with artists Paul Sorey and Mike Raney on hand.

7 Replies to "Finding your way through Fauntleroy: Kiosk now in place"

  • MargL April 26, 2011 (3:48 pm)

    Poor little Arbor Heights – no wonder folks keep telling us we’re not even in Seattle! Chopped right off the map!
    Not that there’s much worth walking to down here anyway…

    • WSB April 26, 2011 (3:58 pm)

      I’d have to scour the archives but there was a particular reason for/problem with that … I know it came up before. It’s a great map but like all things, not quite perfect. I teased map mastermind Chas Redmond that his own neighborhood (and almost ours), Gatewood, wasn’t even identified, at least in one rev. But as for AH – there are TOO reasons to walk there … the adventure of the sidewalklessness in many spots ;) … TR

  • MargL April 26, 2011 (5:37 pm)

    Think I found it – I hadn’t seen this comment from early design reviews but apparently the City of Seattle didn’t want to make it easy for Arbor Heights to be included…
    Love the art at the bottom of the kiosk, BTW!

  • ltfd April 26, 2011 (9:20 pm)

    A little pass’e, isn’t it? With smart phone apps, online maps, in-car & handheld GPS, etc., is it really worth putting up installations like these?

  • Kayzel April 27, 2011 (11:27 am)

    Fabulous design, way ahead of many signage/way-finding public art projects.

  • will o\' wisp April 27, 2011 (4:28 pm)

    I think the fancy “i” in a circle might be international. I saw them in NZ and Australia. It was nice for out of towners. My computer could not get on line to look up information – not much wi fi there.

  • Yardvark April 27, 2011 (8:17 pm)

    So cool. I think half the importance of them is to encourage folks to walk around West Seattle and discover neat little nooks and crannies. We’ve got a ton of them.

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