San Carlos, CA



Our Wayfinding Project will install new signs around town to help drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians get around our city in the most efficient way possible. The signs help direct people to downtown, public parking, the Caltrain station and other important locations in San Carlos.

A Steering Committee of commissioners, staff, and Hunt Design, a consulting firm specializing in wayfinding sign design, lead this effort.


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayfinding Project was primarily on hold for most of 2020 and 2021. However, the City will be receiving bids from contractors between November 1, 2021 to November 23, 2021 and going into contract in early 2022. Subsequently, the procurement of material and installation would follow in the first half of 2022.


October 25, 2021: San Carlos city staff shared a presentation to the City Council regarding the designs and plans of the Citywide Wayfinding and Gateway Signage Project. City staff requested and received approval from Council to proceed with the bid advertisement phase of this project.

 June 10, 2019: The City Council adopted a resolution approving an agreement with Hunt Design to begin development of the design-intent fabrication and installation drawings. Under the agreement Hunt Design will also provide construction management assistance when it comes time to install the new signs.

February 11, 2019:  The City Council adopted a resolution approving the sign options associated with the Wayfinding Project and directed City Staff to contract with a firm to develop design-intent fabrication and installation drawings.

January 29, 2019: The Wayfinding Project was presented to the City Council’s Downtown Subcommittee.

June 19, 2018:  Hunt Design presented the sign options to the Transportation and Circulation Commission. 

Aug. 22, 2017: Hunt Design presented the sign options to the Economic Development Advisory Commission.

May 17, 2017: Community meeting where Hunt Design presented the design alternatives selected and refined by the Steering Committee. Community members shared their input on the design alternatives.


Cristian Padilla
Economic Development Coordinator
(650) 802-4267

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