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New Preston city centre map launched to help tourists find their way

Posted on - 12th March, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
The new look city centre map

The new look city centre map

A new city centre map has been designed by a Preston graphics student.

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Ric Baxter, alongside University of Central Lancashire graphics lecturer, Pete Thompson, created the new map.

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It will help guide visitors to the city between key landmarks.

The map forms part of what the city council is calling a new “way finding system” which should make Preston easier to navigate once the Fishergate roadworks are completed.

Mr Thompson said: “I have worked with maps for a number of years now before the opportunity arose for the creation of a new map for Preston city centre. I am really looking forward to all the hard work finally in print and being used.”

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The funding for the new map came from Preston’s Business Improvement District.

Mark Whittle, marketing manager at Preston BID, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with UCLan and the City Council to develop this new map. A lot of work has gone in to development and we are excited to see this appear across the city highlighting Preston’s offer.”

The map was unveiled on the Flag Market by Mayor of Preston councillor Veronica Afrin.

She said: “It’s important that visitors to Preston can find out what’s on offer. It will be a practical aid to those unfamiliar with the city and will create a great first impression.”

You can view the full map below

Preston city centre map

What do you think of the map? Does it make the city easier to navigate? Let us know in the comments below

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