Countywide Wayfinding Study


The Countywide Wayfinding Study is now complete.  The objective of the study was to produce a manual to help communities understand the value of wayfinding systems, educate wayfinding sponsors within Prince George’s County on the regulatory process of wayfinding, and encourage consistent approaches to preparing, planning, and designing these projects across the County. The consultant team reviewed existing standards and engaged regulators, local authorities, and interest groups in multiple workshops and meetings to gather information for the manual to ensure maximum effectiveness. The manual provides insight into the process of wayfinding and describes a system of tools that can be implemented to support navigation by motor vehicle, bicycle, or walking in the County. By using this manual as a resource, communities who want to implement wayfinding will have a better understanding of how coordinated, well-executed wayfinding projects can improve mobility, encourage sustainable transportation, and raise awareness of places and attractions.

Click the link to view and download the Prince George’s County Wayfinding Process Manual.


Staff is working with consultants to improve wayfinding in Prince George’s County. Wayfinding is the infrastructure used to help people navigate from place to place. This infrastructure includes signs, landmarks, directional markers, and sensory input.

Different agencies and offices govern signs and landmarks in the County. As a result, in many areas, wayfinding is inadequate or confusing for community members. The County prioritizes pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Furthermore, the County wants to improve the navigability of neighborhoods. Effective wayfinding is essential for both goals.

The project aims to:

  • identify problems with wayfinding in the County;
  • identify challenges to providing wayfinding in the County;
  • make recommendations for new wayfinding in the County;
  • provide communities resources for improving their wayfinding; and
  • establish a framework for wayfinding installation and maintenance.

This project includes:

  • recommendations to make the process of installing wayfinding more efficient;
  • examining who has responsibility over which wayfinding to identify places for improvement; and
  • making a toolkit for communities to use when planning wayfinding. 
Kickoff Meeting
Refine Schedule
First Stakeholder Workshop Prep
Research & Engagement (Stakeholder Workshop #1)
Develop Draft Case Study and analysis of roles of different jurisdictions
Review of Case Study/Strategy
Stakeholder Workshop #2
Refine Case Study
Final Deliverable