Updated Oct. 23, 2019
Wayfinding signs and kiosks have been installed in Uptown, with more placement to occur after construction of the roadway improvements is completed. A parking garage study for Uptown will be presented to city council in November.
The entire wayfinding package includes vehicular, point-of-interest, and trailhead signage; signs that are located in ADOT right of way must meet that agency's design requirements. Signage improves awareness of and access to underutilized off-street public parking in the Uptown area and helps travelers find destinations more quickly, contributing to improved traffic flow.
- Signage in Uptown is coordinated with marketing and education materials that are distributed to visitors at hotels, the Visitor Center and online.
- Citywide entryway sign locations have been identified.
- Visitor information kiosks will be installed by the end of July 2019.
Wayfinding signage will eventually extend through West Sedona, helping travelers find destinations more quickly.
Expanded parking and one-way streets
One-way streets. A high-level study of one-way streets for Van Deren, Wilson and Smith is in draft form. The primary purpose behind considering one-way streets is to improve safety and facilitate safe parking on these very narrow streets. Outreach with residents will occur before any further potential action is taken.
Parking facility study. The consulting firm Walter P. Moore conducted a study of current conditions and demand, and will provide recommendations for potential facility siting options. More and better access to parking in Uptown creates better passage for residents on neighborhood streets by mitigating illegal parking. The focus is on existing lots and adjacent areas as well as consideration of possible new parking areas or construction of a parking garage. Some off-street parking lots could be designated solely for tour bus parking and employee parking.