Clutter reduction
The city centre streets and spaces had a growing number of obsolete signs and incorrect directional information. Therefore, as part of the first phase of installation of the pedestrian signing system, incorrect signs were removed as new information was installed.

The pedestrian signing system was designed to replace the large number of separate sign systems that had been introduced on a piecemeal basis, with one consistent city centre wide system. Over 120 signs have been removed in the first phase. The project has subsequently been expanded to include a pilot project in the Old City. During 2001/2 approximately 200 pieces of street furniture have been removed or re sited to improve clarity in the city. The project is to continue through 2003.