Best Group have recently been appointed by the City of Sydney to manage the delivery of what the Sydney Morning Herald (8th July, 2014) confirms as the largest network of pedestrian braille signs within the CBD.
This project is one element of the City’s commitment to ‘Legible Sydney’ – a strategic wayfinding strategy that encourages more people to walk as the primary mode of movement.
The Braille & Tactile signage element being managed by Best Group is specifically designed to direct all users to street addresses at intersections by installing sign types to all City of Sydney Smart Poles; together with those managed by RMS.
Best Group was awarded the contract by exemplifying an in-depth understanding of the staged approach with which this project will be managed, and will deploy its project management expertise to ensure that both the delivery of the pilot stage in York Street, together with full signage documentation for over 2000 signs, is completed on-time.
Our team will deploy personnel to physically verify and photograph each and every of the 2000 pole locations to ensure the validity of data being supplied in GIS format by the project team at the City of Sydney.
The initiative has as recently as the 9th of July, received commendation in writing from The Hon. Susan Ryan AO, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, who said that it will ‘improve access generally for people with a disability and assist them to move more freely and independently around the city’.
Best Group looks forward to partnering with the City of Sydney and their relevant stakeholders in successfully implementing this revolutionary project for the Sydney CBD; and indeed to be part of setting a pedestrian wayfinding benchmark for Australia.