Heritage Street Signs

Would like to get some input on this.

We have quite a few heritage signs that have been put up by the town. These are put up below existing street signs, in which to tell visitors to the area why a particular street is named what it is, usually after someone who was very prominent in the community and helped shape the town to what it now is (includes persons name, who they were and years in question). Hence they're heritage info signs of a given street.

From my understanding heritage signs, which I would consider these fall under are allowable, but we've been having a hard time getting these to go through. (As getting them eligible would greatly improve the play area in our community)

Been having rejections due to being a body part (it isn't), on private property (no, they're not. They're on street corners where there are sidewalks) as examples, to just doesn't meet criteria.

Am I wrong in thinking these heritage signs are acceptable? Or if they do meet criteria, what might help a reviewer to understand they are acceptable?

Doing so would add a great deal more stops for our community of players if we can get them in the game.



  • TwoSkunks-PGOTwoSkunks-PGO Posts: 28 ✭✭

    One concern would be increased traffic along such a route, especially in residential areas. Another is the residential neighbors might not take it too kindly if 20 cars showed up regularly to do the raid at the gym that may show up, effectively blocking the street. The second could be mitigated by making sure gyms are not established in certain types of areas.

  • gaige67-PGOgaige67-PGO Posts: 11 ✭✭

    With presently what we have thus far, being the majority of cells already have maxed what gyms are possible, it wouldn't except the odd instance get a new gym. As well the majority are in the downtown core, so.would have little impact on present traffic, except for more stops for more game play/efficiency which is what the end game is.

    Although people who do drive are a part of the game, even though the intent is on walking, more stops means better play while walking, which is what we're trying to accomplish, filling as many subcells in a cell as possible.

  • gaige67-PGOgaige67-PGO Posts: 11 ✭✭

    I did see this. The big difference here, is the town actually had heritage signs created, seperate from the actual street signs itself telling who the street is named after.

    As an example, let's say the street name is called John Street, typical street sign. Underneath in the town's logo and colouring /heritage sign look, on a seperate sign, same size as the street sign and underneath would say a little blurb like, John MacDonald Mayor 1873-1878 whom thw street was named after. The submitted sign being the heritage sign.

  • Lechu1730-PGOLechu1730-PGO Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭

    In that case it might be closer to the plaque I posted as an example and will probably be rated higher than if it were a mere appendix to the street sign.

  • Purptacular-PGOPurptacular-PGO Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭

    In my local area, a homeowner's residential property generally extends all the way to the street. Being "on street corners where there are sidewalks" would not necessarily preclude them being on private property.

    It's hard to judge whether I would consider the signs you are describing eligible without seeing an example, but I would suggest you carefully consider location when choosing which signs to submit. I run into this issue with markers for the bike trail that runs through our city... I submit only those that are located in front of a business, on park land, or other community property, and I am sure to specify those eligible location details in my supporting info.

  • gaige67-PGOgaige67-PGO Posts: 11 ✭✭

    Legally speaking, sidewalks, and the area between sidewalk and road if applicable being to the city are therefore public property, regardless of businessnor residential. (These signs fall into both areas).

    Technically as well the front few feet of ones' property as well belongs to the city if they so decide they need it. To further muddle, we have many wood carvings placed all over the downtown core. These are typically put anlut 1-2' onto the property side of sidewalks, and have always been acceptable.

    These heritage signs though are always at street corners, or end of streets.

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