Around 30 signs are being installed across the city centre from Broadway down to the Magistrates’ Court, and from Peterborough train station across to Vineyard Road.
A new easy-to-read city centre map will be the main focus of 13 information display signs that will highlight walking times to key destinations, display historical facts and help people navigate across the city centre.
Locations for the new signs will include Cowgate, Bridge Street and the City Market.There will also be more than a dozen smaller finger posts that will point people in the direction of places such as Central Library and the bus station. The large maps that currently sit in advertising boards in the city centre will be replaced by the new style maps.
Peterborough’s history will be a key part of the new signage with historical information on display about each location. This is part of the city’s ambition to better promote its 3,500 year history which stretches back to the Bronze Age.
For example, the new information display sign close to Cowgate will point out to visitors and residents that the street got its name from the livestock that used to be driven to market along it during medieval times, and that Charles Dickens and King Henry IV have connections to the area.