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Human Bollard Campaigns - Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action

September 16, 2020

Human Bollard Campaigns - Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action

Tactical Urbanism seeks to make changes to municipal policy with proof-of-concept installations. Check out these 'human bollard campaigns' to show how separated bike lanes benefit drivers and riders alike.

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The Essential Guide to Bike Parking - Site planning and installation for bike racks, lockups, and lockers

August 17, 2020

The Essential Guide to Bike Parking - Site planning and installation for bike racks, lockups, and lockers

Here's our complete guide to setting bike parking on your construction site: what type, what materials, how much parking, and how to space them.

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Several to one: removable bollards systems - why you might buy more than one receiver per bollard (or vice versa)

June 26, 2020

Several to one: removable bollards systems - why you might buy more than one receiver per bollard (or vice versa)

Removable bollards are a style of bollard used to permit or deny access to variable-use spaces. When the bollards are present, they prevent cars and trucks from accessing a space. Site managers remove them at certain times or for specific people to grant vehicle access. When these bollards are removed, they must be stored.

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Removable Bollard Receivers - a comparison of removable mounting options

April 27, 2020

Removable Bollard Receivers - a comparison of removable mounting options

What are your options for removable bollard mounts? Bollards are versatile applications used for security and demarcation. Bollards encourage safer spaces by protecting people and infrastructure from vehicle intrusion, but they can also be used more casually as visual guides or boundary markers. Indoors or out, they protect and guide users of the area.

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Bollard fencing? Perimeter security with bollards, fences, and walls

March 27, 2020

Bollard fencing? Perimeter security with bollards, fences, and walls

From patios to secure perimeters, fences, bollards, and walls are found together protecting and defining space. These elements of boundary design complement each other. Each offers different options and aesthetics.

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Steel vs. Stainless Steel - Consider the differences in corrosion resistance and cost

February 11, 2020

Steel vs. Stainless Steel - Consider the differences in corrosion resistance and cost

Steel and stainless steel are both reliable metals found in a wide range of products, from substantial applications to very small parts. So, which one is better? The answer is “it depends!”

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A Guide to Bollard Spacing and Site Planning

December 25, 2019

A Guide to Bollard Spacing and Site Planning

How far apart should you install your #bollards? Proper spacing for a range of bollard applications.

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Flexible Bollards vs. Traffic Delineators: Which traffic safety equipment will provide best value for your application?

November 15, 2019

Flexible Bollards vs. Traffic Delineators: Which traffic safety equipment will provide best value for your application?

Bollards—the short posts that mark perimeters and guide traffic—are often made of steel or concrete, designed to stop a car in its tracks. Yet in some places, site planners don’t want a fixed bollard that could do vehicle damage or stop a car. Emergency vehicles may need to access a curb, even across a bike lane. Drivers often bump parking stops while trying to get fully into a space, and a hard bollard may cause unnecessary damage. In parking lots, having a lane marker may be necessary to separate traffic lanes—but frustrate wide-turning trucks. In these situations, a flexible solution is needed.

There have been two major approaches to designing flexible markers. In Europe, flexible bollards, based on regular traffic bollards, have become the norm. In North America, flexibility often comes from traffic-safety equipment, like channelizers and delineators. What is the difference between these approaches?

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How to select parking bollards to increase driver awareness and pedestrian safety

October 16, 2019

How to select parking bollards to increase driver awareness and pedestrian safety

Despite being so necessary and ubiquitous in our communities, we design parking lots for their utilitarian function—building them for capacity instead of safety and aesthetics. Rarely do they receive the attention given to building interiors and facades. Effective parking lot design takes into account pedestrian safety, as well as efficient vehicle storage—which can be a rarity in many North American cities. In this post, we’ll look at a range of bollard-style barriers to help ensure optimal vehicle and pedestrian flow.

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Pathway Illuminance: Hard-Wired vs. Solar Bollard Light Fixtures

September 9, 2019

Pathway Illuminance: Hard-Wired vs. Solar Bollard Light Fixtures

Considerations when installing outdoor bollard lights. Bollard lights are short posts that provide landscape lighting along pathways and other outdoor locations. They offer safety for pedestrians and accentuate the beauty of a site. Light bollards are useful where lamp standards would be impractical or undesirable. Their low profile minimizes light pollution while preventing accidents by illuminating people and pathways.

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8 Reasons why cities are installing bollards in high traffic areas - it’s not just counter-terrorism

August 12, 2019

8 Reasons why cities are installing bollards in high traffic areas - it’s not just counter-terrorism

Bollards are not just for counter terrorism. Check out eight reasons why cities are using bollards in high traffic areas.

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Custom bollards for function and form

July 17, 2019

Custom bollards for function and form

Bollards—those short posts that guide traffic and protect perimeters—can be highly visible hazard markers. The simplest security bollards are made of yellow-painted steel pipe. Around utilities, or at drive through windows, bollards may be covered in bright plastic and ringed with strips of reflective tape. However, in more formal settings, bollards can be chosen to complement the landscape or architecture.

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Bollard installation onto uneven surfaces

June 14, 2019

Bollard installation onto uneven surfaces

Bollards are needed in all sorts of places where the ground is not level. In some cases, they’re used in conjunction with ramps or other access-friendly elements. In others, they’re installed to help mediate a steep grade or turn, where the risk of accident increases. To install properly on these sorts of surfaces, care must be taken.

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