For sites that are protecting against concerted criminal attack, a planner might include crash- or k-rated bollards, which are also commonly known as anti-ram bollards.
Bollards & Post Covers
Bollards can be chosen to complement the landscape or architecture, adding a sculptural touch.
When choosing between Jersey barriers and bollards, it’s important to consider the speed, type of traffic, and likely crash pattern.
The difference between commercial-grade bollards and the bollards at Home Depot can be confusing. Sometimes light-duty bollards are all you need. See when commercial-grade bollards are appropriate for the home-owner or residential construction firm—as driveway barriers, lighting bollards, and more.
“Parking post” can refer to a short marker placed at the end of a stall as a stop. It can also mean a post used to reserve a spot and prevent unauthorized access. Check out the four types of bollard most often used as parking posts.
Flimsy bike lane separators are often ignored, driven over, and left broken, leaving cyclists feeling exposed. Yet municipalities often need permeability through bike lanes for emergency and city vehicles. Click through to see the options for separated bike lanes.
Choosing between hard-wired vs. solar light bollards? Read about the pros and cons of each approach to outdoor lighting—installed to enhance the safety, security, and look of your site at night.
Bolting or anchoring bollards to uneven ground requires a little preplanning, but sloping surfaces do not prevent their installation. With strategies like grinding, shimming, and grouting, bollards can be securely installed on uneven ground.
West Coast Contemporary architecture comes out of postwar modernist ideas. The current vernacular has simple forms to highlight the environment’s beauty. Small details matter. See how Seattle bollards vs. Portland bollards each capture their city’s style.