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Skywalk Improvements Study Des Moines City Council Workshop August 23, 2010. Agenda. Process Condition Assessments – Report & Areas Needing Attention Signage & Wayfinding – Recommendations & Implementation Scenarios Vertical Connections – Recommendations & Priorities Public Involvement

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  • Skywalk Improvements Study

  • Des Moines City Council Workshop

  • August 23, 2010


Agenda

  • Process

  • Condition Assessments – Report & Areas Needing Attention

  • Signage & Wayfinding – Recommendations & Implementation Scenarios

  • Vertical Connections – Recommendations & Priorities

  • Public Involvement

  • Next Steps


Design Consultants

  • RDG - Main Consultant

  • Overall Study

  • Condition Assessment

  • HVAC Assessment

  • PUSH Branding – Signs and Wayfinding

  • AVI Systems – Interactive Kiosks

  • Calvin Lewis, Architect – Vertical Access

  • Shuck-Britson – Structural Assessment

CALVIN LEWIS


  • Process

  • Past 6 Months…

    • Outstanding Technical Committee Participation

    • Well Managed Expectation

    • Great User Feedback

    • Creative Thinking


  • Condition Assessment

  • Assessment Categories

    • Structural

      • 42 City Owned Bridges and Structures

    • Mechanical

      • 42 City Owned Bridges and Structures

    • Interiors

      • Approximately 3.5 Miles of Entire System


  • Condition Assessment

  • Final Report & Conclusions

    • 3 Volume - 520 Page Electronic Assessment Document

      • Individual Assessments by Category and Skywalk Segment

      • Criteria Driven Rating of All Segments

      • Electronic “Linked” Document for Ease of Use/Navigation

      • Summary Map of “Areas Needing Attention”


  • Areas Needing Attention

  • Structural (Rated 5 and Below on scale of 1 – 9)

  • Mechanical (Rated 2 and Below on scale of 1 – 5)

  • Interior (Rated 2 and Below on scale of 1 – 5)


  • Signage & Wayfinding


Types of Signs - Why They are Necessary

Overhead

- Navigation through system

- Names your current location

- Provides orientation within system

Maps/Directories

- View of entire system

- Displays current location in the system

- Shows access points

- Amenities

- Building/tenant index

Vertical Access

- Clear access point to/from street level and skywalk

- Visible/recognizable from a distance

- Consistent throughout system

Street Crossing

- Represents current street/bridge crossing

- Provides orientation within system

Directional

- Used In areas where a standard vertical access sign is visible

Informational

- For use with all secondary, non-wayfinding signs

- No Smoking

- "Doors to remain unlocked..."

- Restrooms

Advertising


Overhead Signs

- Direction to buildings

- Current building name

- Distance to each building (matching the existing street level pedestrian system)

- Icons corresponding to amenities (need to check the feasibility of alterations if icons need changed)

- Position/Direction Code

- Shows heading direction (eg East)

- Emergency responder locator (eg. 6E)


Vertical Access Signs

- "Circle S" to symbolize the skywalk system throughout

- Street Level

Hours of accessibility

Position code which relates to code on overhead signs

- Skywalk Level

Hours of accessibility

Names of street accessed by exit


Informational Signs

- Incorporate skywalk wayfinding brand into other signage

- Relates information to the system

- Consistency

Street Crossing Signs

- Help provide orientation

- Similar in design to street level pedestrian signage

- Positioned at the center of each bridge/street crossing

Directional Access Signs

- Same red color as the vertical access signage

- Directs to skywalk accessible areas not immediately located on skywalk


  • Directory Kiosk

  • "Circle S" Symbol

  • Incorporate arch detail of bridges and street level signs

  • Skyline art to reflect design of street level signs

  • East Village/Capitol removed

  • - Bridges replaced by illuminated red strip representing skywalk


Interactive Directory

Building Index

- Categorical sorting (food, retail, entertainment, lodging)

- Walking routes with mileage 

- Touch a name to highlight on map

Detail View

- Street Level Access, Escalator, Elevator, Public Phones, Bus Stops

- May also show category icons (food, retail, etc).

Emergency Screen

- Automatically displays detail view with emergency exits

- Emergency information and instructions

Other

- Upcoming Event/Advertising space

 - News Feed

 - Current time and temp


Signage and Wayfinding


  • Signage and Wayfinding

  • Partnership Opportunity

  • Des Moines Register has proposed they could provide, manage and update all content needed for the kiosk, website and mobile applications.

  • Having a consistent and constantly refreshed source of content will provide users on all platforms a more unified and richer experience.

  • Des Moines Register brand would bring consistency and enhance the content.


  • Partnership Opportunity

Content and Data

- Business and restaurant listings

- Events

- News (headlines, stories, restaurant reviews, photos and video)

- Weather

Interactive Experiences

- Daily news coverage

- Special events (State tournaments, RAGBRAI)

- Sustainable non-news and public service products

Opportunities for Generating Revenue

- Large sales force with deep community connections

- More local volume and better targeted advertisements


  • Signage and Wayfinding

  • Implementation Scenarios

    • Initial Investment

      • Hard and Soft Options & Costs

    • Ongoing Investments

    • Maintenance and Operations Costs


  • Implementation Scenarios

  • All Scenarios: New Overheads/Vertical Access/Street Signage

  • Scenario #1

    • Replace Graphics in Existing Directories

  • Scenario #2

    • New Kiosk Directory “Body” – with Static Graphics

  • Scenario #3

    • New Kiosk Directory “Body” – ½ Static Graphics & ½ Touchscreens

  • Scenario #4

    • New Kiosk Directory – All Touchscreens


    • Vertical Access Connections


    • Existing Type 1 Access


    • Existing Type 1 Access

    • High Upgrade Potential Access

    • Criteria:

      • Equal Distribution

      • Ease of Upgrade

      • Supplementary Issues:

        • Other Improvements Needed

        • High Pedestrian Traffic


    • Prototypes and Priorities

    • Locations to Consider Prioritizing for Upgrade


    • Methods of Identity


    • Prototypes and Priorities

    • Locations to Consider Prioritizing for Celebratory Development


    Celebratory Examples


    Celebratory Examples


    • Public Involvement


    Preliminary Survey Results

    Online Survey during March 2010

    Over 2,800 responses

    65% - Marked access to/from street

    45% - Updated features (lighting, carpet, etc.)

    45% - Better maps (directories)

    45% - Better signage

    Very useful input

    Used to guide study process and recommendations


    “Mock Up” Survey Results

    • Set up in Skywalk – May 11

    • Electronic Directory, Overhead Sign, Vertical Access Sign

    • Over 100 survey responses

    • Very Good Input


    • Next Steps


    • Next Steps

    • Prioritize study findings and project scope

      • Condition Improvements

      • Signage

      • Enhanced Vertical Access

    • Determine budget and how to fund (public/private?)

      • Partnership / advertising revenue opportunities

      • Safety, health, transportation, business benefits

    • Select consultant to prepare detailed plans & specs

    • Select “Content Provider” – Register, other?


    • Questions?


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