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8 Reasons Why Cities Install Bollards

8 Reasons Why Cities Install Bollards | Bollards | Scoop.it
Bollards are short posts common to many public spaces. Find out eight reasons why cities are installing bollards in high traffic areas.
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Regardless of where you live, you’ve likely passed by hundreds of bollards during your lifetime, yet probably never paid much attention to them. It’s what makes them a silent hero—if constructed the right way.
 
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Bollard Covers Integrate Security and Design | Bollards Blog

Bollard Covers Integrate Security and Design | Bollards Blog | Bollards | Scoop.it
Steel pipe bollards can help with site security, but they can be visually unappealing. Decorative bollard sleeves can be used to adorn these steel posts.
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Security doesn't need to come at the expense of site design.
 
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Decorative Bollard Features

Decorative Bollard Features | Bollards | Scoop.it
Decorative bollards add ornamentation for buildings and urban landscapes while guiding vehicles and foot traffic. Learn about the design features of a bollard.
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Architectural bollards can be used as stand-alone decorative posts to guide traffic, or can cover impact-resistant posts for added security.  This post reviews the features to look for when considering using bollards in your project.
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10 Things to Check Before Purchasing Solar Lights

10 Things to Check Before Purchasing Solar Lights | Bollards | Scoop.it
Solar lights vary on everything from power storage to light output and service life. Ask the right questions before purchasing to find the best solar lights for your site.
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Find out how the features of site, the typical climate of the site and placement will affect a solar bollard’s performance.
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Plastic Bollard Covers

Plastic Bollard Covers | Bollards | Scoop.it
Unlike concrete or steel posts, which require frequent maintenance and repainting, plastic post covers are safer for vehicles and more durable against the elements. Plastic bollard covers can...
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Plastic bollard covers are available in a variety of styles, sizes and colors to make steel pipe bollards look pleasing in almost any setting.

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Do you need clarification on a bollard term? Or do you want to examine all the options that are available for a bollard project?

Do you need clarification on a bollard term? Or do you want to examine all the options that are available for a bollard project? | Bollards | Scoop.it
October 16, 2013 - Reliance Foundry Co Ltd., North America's premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings is happy to introduce a new tool that defines bollards and explains their use.
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Reliance Foundry proudly presents an unbiased reference guide for all information related to bollards and the bollard industry.

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Bollards, good design and other attractive obstacles | AZ Attorney

Bollards, good design and other attractive obstacles | AZ Attorney | Bollards | Scoop.it
When I received an email this week from the State Bar of Arizona CEO and glanced at the subject line, my first thought was: I must have really irked him. http://www.azbar.org/ After all, my speedy glimpse revealed what I ...
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BOLLARDS.... "Not an Anglo–Saxon expletive, after all."

 

A great post - I especially like the linking of the VW "BOLLOCKS" ad at the end!

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Reliance Foundry Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Bollard Lamp for Outdoor Path Lighting

Reliance Foundry Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Bollard Lamp for Outdoor Path Lighting | Bollards | Scoop.it
The recently launched solar-powered Bollard lamp collection from Reliance Foundry incorporates cutting-edge technology making it the leader in durability, efficiency, and light output.
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Reliance Foundry’s innovative lamps have the ability to be pre-programmed with five different lighting schedules, allowing energy to be conserved according to the environment in which the lamp is placed.

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How the humble bollard can save lives while improving urban design

How the humble bollard can save lives while improving urban design | Bollards | Scoop.it
Reliance Foundry creates beautiful bollard covers so that you can be safe without looking like you are living in a war zone.
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You may rarely notice them, but bollards keep pedestrians safe by restricting vehicle traffic – and they can save lives in the event of an accident or terrorist attack.
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Stay safe with bollards: The key to security with design value

Stay safe with bollards: The key to security with design value | Bollards | Scoop.it
Did you know bollards define space and provide security? Learn more about how bollards can enhance and secure your infrastructure while adding decorative features.
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Bollards are a simple, practical, and cost-effective way to protect pedestrians, cyclists, property, and other vehicles from crashes like these, whether intentional or accidental. They provide visual cues to both drivers and pedestrians, guiding traffic and increasing awareness. When needed, they also provide a protective physical barrier—without invoking the look and feel of a fortress.
 
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How Do Flexible Bollards Prevent Car Accidents?

How Do Flexible Bollards Prevent Car Accidents? | Bollards | Scoop.it
Even though they won’t stop a vehicle, flexible street bollards actively prevent collisions by making drivers more alert to their surroundings.
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Driver awareness is a huge factor in preventing vehicle collisions. So, short of mass surveillance, how do we help people to pay attention?
 
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Cannon reused as bollards

Cannon reused as bollards | Bollards | Scoop.it
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"According to legend, the first street bollards were actually cannons – sometimes said to be captured enemy weapons – planted in the ground as boundary posts and town markers. When the supply of former cannons was used up, similarly shaped iron castings were made to fulfill the same functions. Bollards have since evolved into many varieties that are widely employed on roads, especially in urban areas, as well as outside supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, shops, government buildings and stadiums." (http://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/bollards-security-safety-design)
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Bollards Providing Security, Safety, And Design Value

Bollards Providing Security, Safety, And Design Value | Bollards | Scoop.it
Traffic and Safety Bollards – bollards that provide asset and pedestrian safety, as well as traffic direction; and. Security Bollards and Post Covers – decorative, impact-resistant bollard enhancements.
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"Learn how bollards provide essential space definition in the built environment"...... a re-positioning of an article I wrote with Michael Chusid back in 2010!  This remains fantastic primer into the word of BOLLARDS!!!

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What good is a bollard that can’t stop a car?

What good is a bollard that can’t stop a car? | Bollards | Scoop.it
Find out why bollards, acting as perceived impediments to access, do not have to be able to physically stop a car to be useful.
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"Bollards that do not offer a high level of impact or ram-resistance perform many helpful functions in outdoor spaces. From architectural highlighting to lane delineation and providing lighting for safety, non-impact-resistant bollards play a key role in the design of many contemporary streetscapes. The wide array of functions that non-impact resistant bollards fulfill demonstrates that these “perceived impediments to access” do not have to be able to physically stop a car to be useful."

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Bollards Become Bike Racks

Bollards Become Bike Racks | Bollards | Scoop.it
Part bollard and part bike stand, Reliance Foundry’s bike bollards combine historically-inspired traffic guidance with functional parking for the modern commuter. The model R-7551-B is composed of...
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Featuring both style and secure bike-locking arms, this bollard assists in traffic management while providing cyclist with storage. This bike bollard can be installed as a low-impact, stand-alone accent or it can be affixed to steel bollards and security posts. Mounting options that allow for removability are also available.

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Brad Done's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:26 PM

Thousands of bollards already in place protecting buildings & pedestrians from vehicle incursions can add bike parking capabilities by adding bike bollard covers, rather than buying and installing new bicycle racks or bike bollards.