Bollards are primarily used to prevent vehicle encroachment or to communicate intended traffic routes but many bollards do not have the ability to physically stop a vehicle. Many are installed solely to act as visual cues or to increase a site’s aesthetic value. Other bollards act as markers or as a sacrificial form of defense. Some will even bend upon impact to reduce damage to errant vehicles! The wide variety of applications that bollards are used in inevitably leads to the question “what good is a bollard that can’t stop a car?”
As one of the sites furnishing industry’s foremost suppliers of bollards that are used in non-impact-resistant applications, Reliance Foundry can provide some insight. Non-rated bollards perform many useful functions and they play a key role in the design of many contemporary streetscapes. From architectural highlighting to lane delineation and providing secure bike parking, non-rated bollards do a lot more than simply add beauty to a site. In fact, they can often also help to increase safety on roadways and near pedestrian areas. Reliance Foundry has created an infographic to demonstrate the value that these bollards bring to streetscapes. View it and find out why decorative bollards may be the correct solution for your site:
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Reliance Foundry supplies a wide variety of bollards that are used to define visual boundaries and accentuate architecture. Over 50 standard models are kept is stock and are available for shipment immediately. Depending on the model selected, a wide assortment of bollard coloring and striping options are also available. Reliance Foundry has employed specialists in bollard design, production and installation since 1927 and offers some of the most competitively-priced bollards on the market. View their online bollards catalogue for more information.
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