LAX plans to spend $800,000 on new pedestrian friendly signs

Should LAX overhaul its signs? Photo: Los Angeles World Airports.

Should LAX overhaul its signs? Photo: Los Angeles World Airports.

Perhaps you were walking around Los Angeles International Airport recently and you’ve thought to yourself: These signs are impossible to understand. Possibly you got lost somewhere in the Central Terminal Area.

I have some good news for you. The airport is about to spend $800,000 to overhaul its pedestrian signage. The signs should be “creative, effective, flexible, and easily maintained,” according to a report prepared for the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners. The contract, if approved, will go to Hunt Design Associates.

“Over the years, the signs outside the terminals have become inconsistent in style, messaging and location,” airport staff wrote in the report. “This project will establish standards for future wayfinding signage projects in the CTA to
improve airport passenger customer service.”

What do you think? Is this a necessary project?

And I’m no sign expert. But do you believe this overhaul is worth $800,000?

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