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New tourism signs for St Albans city centre
People in St Albans will be able to find their way to points of interest and historical landmarks in the city, thanks to new signs.
The signs were put in place last Friday (March 1) in St Peter’s Street and outside St Albans City Station to mark the route from the station into the city centre.
St Albans District Council introduced the signs as waymarkers to show directions to key locations and images of historic buildings.
They also provide maps which show visitor destinations and the main shopping areas.
Councillor Beric Read, portfolio holder for community engagement and localism at the council said: "The new signs are designed to be useful and attractive additions to the city centre. We hope they will increase visitors’ enjoyment of St Albans by making it easier for pedestrians to find their way around.
"If the trial proves successful, we should be seeing more signs across the city later this year."
Feedback on the signs from residents and visitors will be monitored during a trial period and if the trial is considered successful, more signs will be installed around the city centre later in the year.
The installation of the St Peter’s Street sign has required the removal of two of four cycle racks and the council will now work with St Albans Cycle Campaign to identify appropriate new sites for cycle racks elsewhere in the city centre.