Bollards create clear and effective barriers to improve traffic and safety
Bollards are a cost-effective means to improving new or existing traffic strategies. They protect buildings and infrastructure while increasing road safety for drivers and pedestrians.
Traffic bollard applications
Bollards create clear visual barriers to direct traffic and prevent access to off-limit areas—while also allowing pedestrians to pass freely. They stand at a height that's clearly visible to drivers but won't obstruct sight lines. Installations can be designed to withstand high-impact vehicle collisions to protect buildings, landscapes and other assets. Bollards can also complement signage and other traffic management strategies.
Traffic calming strategies encourage slower, more attentive driving among motorists by creating more stimulating road environments. Typical traffic-calming strategies include narrower streets, visible road markings, horizontal and vertical deflections, re-routed streets and textured road surfaces. Bollards emphasize traffic-calming efforts by drawing attention to infrastructure and safe routes.
Pedestrian traffic is key to supporting vibrant urban neighborhoods, which benefits local business and community vitality. Crowded street corners, poor traffic signals, unsafe crosswalks and excessive traffic congestion can make pedestrians feel unwelcome. Bollards increase the walkability of an urban area while contributing to the overall sense of place for any given destination.
Where to use?
Better traffic management is ideal in areas with high amounts of both vehicle and pedestrian traffic—especially in crash-sensitive areas, or areas with vulnerable populations such as children, senior citizens or people with disabilities. Install bollards around parks, hospitals, cemeteries, college and university campuses, or dense urban streets.
Buildings and landscapes should be designed not just for decoration and functionality, but also for long-term use with minimal maintenance. Quality bollards and other site furnishings should be made from top-quality materials to ensure minimal wear and corrosion—to keep bollards looking their best for years to come.