Baton Rouge, Louisiana is home to an incredibly vibrant and rich culture, filled with some of the happiest citizens I have had the pleasure of knowing.
With a downtown roughly 500 square acres in size, an average resident age range of 35-75 years in age, it is the perfect fit for the first heart trail installation. The trail would run through the heart of the CBD and other local downtown neighborhoods, offering a chance to better interact and experience the true character that the city has to offer.
The following page will be used to showcase the design and installation process, as well as, help direct new and reoccurring visitors to the trail. Please enjoy!
The city of Baton Rouge carries so much charm and character, requiring the design of the trail to blend in. That is why we have carefully designed a set of trail markers and artist graphics that will be placed throughout the city to direct any visitor to the next turn and safely back to the end of the trial.
When designing a heart trail or any other pop up installation, the goal is develop a strategy that requires little to no infrastructure changes to the city. If any infrastructure changes are needed, it should only be to areas that need immediate work, such as, crosswalks, street lights, and ADA access points.
By utilizing modern and even new way finding techniques, we are creating an affordable trail that shines light on our beautiful city and more importantly, our health.
IT'S EASY AS
LOCATE THE STARTING POINT AND REVIEW THE TRAIL MAP
FIND THE FIRST ART PIECE ON THE TRAIL AND THEN BEGIN WALKING
FOLLOW EACH PIECE, TURN BY TURN UNTIL YOU REACH THE END!
Whether it is our smaller trail marker or a 10 foot by 10 foot murals, markers are placed throughout the city to denote the trail path. Larger and more visible trail markers are placed at turning points and cross street sections.