Tools for Action
Nothing destroys the distinctive character of our communities and the natural beauty of our countryside more rapidly than uncontrolled signs and billboards, which is why Scenic America encourages communities to adopt ordinances to stop the construction of new billboards.
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One means of improving the visual quality of a community, while also serving to reduce alcohol consumption by minors, is to adopt an ordinance to prohibit billboards that advertise alcohol.
Billboards are not essential because more efficient alternatives exist. The most common are logo signs and tourist-oriented direction signs (TODS). With the available alternatives, billboards are unnecessary.
Many communities have chosen to regulate billboards and enhance their scenic character.
Scenic America believes that stopping new billboard construction is the single most effective way to stop billboard blight from getting worse.
Communities and states are fighting back against billboards. Despite industry efforts, many communities have managed substantial victories which provide hope and examples for those pursuing billboard reform.