Bollards define space and provide safety measures – with aesthetic appeal
Every year in the United States, there are about 20,000 incidents of vehicles colliding with bus stops, offices, shopping centers, restaurants and other commercial sites? During the past few years, there have been numerous attacks with vehicles around the world. Although the circumstances vary, the numbers are alarming-and the cars will not go anywhere.
Heavy duty bollards are a simple, practical and cost-effective way to protect pedestrians, cyclists, property and other vehicles against collisions like these, whether intentional or accidental. They provide visual signals to drivers and pedestrians, guiding traffic and increasing awareness. When needed, they also provide a protective physical barrier-without evoking the appearance and feel of a strength.
Bollards and aesthetics
Although bollards are usually installed primarily to increase safety, they can also be used as design features, serving as landscape elements. And that’s not all-bollards can also serve many other purposes:
- Create visible boundaries of a property
- Separate areas within the sites
- Control or guide traffic
- Allow pedestrian access while preventing vehicles from entering
Removable and operable Heavy duty bollards(retractable) can allow different levels of access restrictions for a variety of circumstances. They often tell us where we can and cannot drive, park, ride a bicycle or walk.
The bollards also include the following benefits:
Attractive aesthetic for the exterior of the buildings and the surrounding areas
- Security cameras
- Bicycle parking
Decorative bollards and feeder pillars are manufactured in a variety of patterns to harmonize with a wide range of architectural styles. The prevalence of the most basic form of safety bollards-the steel tube filled with concrete-has stimulated the manufacture of decorative bollards designed to fit as covers over the sizes of standard steel pipes, adding a pleasing shape to the required function.
What is a Bollard?
A bollard is a small vertical pole. The first bollards were to anchor large ships to the dock, and they are still in use today. A typical marine bollard is produced in cast iron or steel and is shaped like something like a mushroom-the extended tip is designed to prevent the anchor ropes from sliding.
A bollard at the edge of a street prevents cars from getting on the sidewalks and injuring pedestrians. Bell-shaped bollards with similar designs can redirect a vehicle back to the road when its wheels hit the inclined sides of the bollard.
They are used where U-turns and closed turns are frequent. This type of use is particularly common in corners where vehicle drivers often underestimate the turn and pedestrians are especially close to the roadway waiting to cross. In some cities automatically retractable impact-resistant bollards are installed to regulate the flow of traffic to an intersection.
Bollards in the modern world
The bollards are as ubiquitous as they are ignored. They talk about the need to define space, one of the basic tasks of the modern built environment. Decorative bollards and bollard covers offer a versatile solution to give a pleasing shape to a variety of functions. The range of available options is broad in terms of visual style and performance properties. For safety applications, a design professional with safety experience should be included in the planning team. Lighting design solutions limited manufacturing and provide different type of bollard as stainless steel bollard light, bollard feeder pillars, hooped bollards which are useful and safety application.