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