IDS and the Trail Revolution
ID Signsystems’ President, Paul Dudley, served on the advisory committee for a new book by lead researcher Craig Berger and published by the Sign Research Foundation. The book, titled The Trail Sign Manual: A Planning Guide for Park and Trail Signs, interprets wayfinding and fabrication strategies for parks and trails.
Berger is a Consultant with CBMC and Advisor for ID Signsystems and consults IDS on various projects, including those around park and trail sign development.
The book was written and designed for stakeholders with a vested interest in park planning and emphasizes what has become a revolution in trail wayfinding. Parks, trails, and greenways are now critical infrastructure and essential for local and regional development. The National Park Service will receive more than $1.7 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 funding package to renew our nation’s parks’ infrastructure systems.
ID Signsystems has been at the center of the Parks and Trails revolution in Central and Western New York with a series of projects that serve as a model for projects nationwide. Three straightforward approaches in our work help explain how our projects are at the forefront of park and trail projects.
“I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this intriguing creative production with this book and talented team of trail sign specialists,” said Paul Dudley, President of ID Signsystems. “The COVID epidemic has placed an emphasis on the use of trails and the outdoor experience, from a municipal and local authority as well as with personal considerations. This book will give designers who are working on trail wayfinding projects an introduction and comprehensive step-by-step guide to trail sign development including planning, approval processes, and permitting, along with great examples of the best trails in the country.”