City looks for opinions on types of signs in Vancouver


Signs are all around us, on our buildings, streets and landscapes. Because they play a prominent role in our environment and have an impact on everyone, the City of Vancouver is looking for public input on a review and update of the Sign By-law. 
Citizens are invited to share their views and help shape the look and feel of Vancouver through an online survey on different types of signs, the ways they’re used, and their impact on the city. The survey is available at until September 18, 2016.
Since the Sign By-law was first adopted in 1989, Vancouver has grown and changed and technology has advanced. In the first phase of the review, input gathered from the survey will help update the Sign By-law which primarily regulates signage on private property. The City’s regulations, policies and processes will be updated to reflect best practices; help ensure good signage; introduce new types of signs; and make it easier for businesses and stakeholders to understand and work within the rules. The updated Sign By-law will be presented to Council late this year for adoption.
Public feedback from this survey will also inform a review of advertising signs through a second phase of work in 2017, which will look at the role of billboards, digital and transit shelter ads, as well as other types of ads.