What Is Street Media?
Street Media refers to elements within the public right-of-way which provide a platform for communicating messages and information to the public. These messages and information have a broad range of content, ranging from public art, to maps and other geographic based information, to revenue based advertising. Bus shelters, pole banners, street benches and trash receptacles are common examples of street media. The West Hollywood Street Media Needs Assessment seeks to use technology to go beyond the common perceptions of street media and explore new outlets for providing information to and engagement with the public.
Goal of the Street Media Project
The goal of the West Hollywood Street Media Project is to create a unified pedestrian wayfinding and street media system that uses technology to integrate mapping, signage, information throughout the City for enhanced urban design, promotion of public transit use, and increased revenue generation.
Street Media Design Ad Hoc Committee
The West Hollywood Street Media Design Ad Hoc Committee was formed to provide guidance in the design development of the three components of the citywide Street Media Program including street furniture, wayfinding signage, and gateway entries. The Committee met from January-October 2016.
A comprehensive timeline of the Street Media projects milestones, and details about the Ad Hoc design committee can be accessed here.