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Neighborhood Identity:
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Many neighborhoods or business districts want to be recognized for their unique character. This can enhance the walking environment and sense of community.

Examples of treatments include gateways, traffic calming, welcome signs, flower planters, banners, decorative street lighting, unique street name signs, and other details. Neighborhood identity treatments rarely provide any direct traffic improvements, but they help develop interest in enhancing the community.

Photo by Peter Lagerwey
An identity sign in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood marks an entry to the area.

• Increase the visibility of a neighborhood or district and support community efforts to define their neighborhood.
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• Supports community efforts, but has no direct traffic benefits.
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  Estimated Cost
$50 to $150 per sign. Some signs may cost more because they are usually custom made.
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