Easy-To-Read L.A. Road Signs Started as Design Hack
Los Angeles drivers celebrate To Park or Not to Park project that makes parking rules accessible
To park or not to park? That’s the question behind Los Angeles resident Nikki Sylianteng’s guerrilla parking sign redesign project. The initiative was inspired after she received one-too-many parking ticket fines caused by confusing street signs.
Los Angeles drivers can officially rejoice because her solution — an easy-to-read parking guide— has recently been picked up and implemented by the city’s department of transportation.
L.A. officials unveiled the new grid-style signs that rely on red and green color coding and graphics to convey parking availability. In one holistic panel, time regulations for vehicles are broken down by hour and day of the week, allowing drivers to quickly decipher parking signs while on the road.