A pedestrian wayfinding signage system for Hong Kong

Hong Kong is fast-developing into a world-class walkable city.

The city itself is well-established as a global leader in sustainable transport. It is estimated that over 12 million passenger trips are made on different public transport services in Hong Kong every day, accounting for over 90% of the total passenger trips made on a daily basis.

It has also been recognised that more can be done, particularly with regards to shorter journeys and first or last mile connections, where walking would provide the most sustainable and healthiest form of transport.

Maynard, in collaboration with ARUP, have recently been commissioned by the Transport Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to develop a pedestrian wayfinding signage system for Hong Kong. The new design will be showcased in three areas to pave the way for territory-wide implementation.

Increased walking throughout Hong Kong will bring significant future benefits to the region. The local economy will be boosted through increased footfall. Congestion on public transport services will be reduced. Communities will be brought closer together through the sharing of convivial public spaces. And public health and well-being will benefit from more active and outdoor lifestyles.

Our team is looking forward to the design challenge ahead.