MERJE has been working with the City on the design of new Bicycle and Pedestrian Wayfinding Program. The system includes Downtown information hubs, pedestrian signage and bike directional signs. In addition the system branches out to the Laguna De Santa Rosa Trail, providing trailhead identification, kiosks and directional totems. The design utilizes the unique hexagon plaza as a primary shape and colors from local architecture and the natural environment. Sustainability, materials and long-term maintenance were also of primary concern.
The City of Cotati, with a population of roughly 7,300 residents, is located approximately 40 miles north of San Francisco at the gateway to Sonoma County’s wine country. Cotati has long been considered the “Hub” of Sonoma County by virtue of its central location and its distinct and historic hexagonal plaza, which is the heart of the City and its principal retail, entertainment, and services center.