Sunset view of a bustling city street with people sitting on benches and Reliance Foundry R-6321 Elysium lit bollards installed along the walkway for pedestrian safety.

Illuminating the Path

In dynamic urban landscapes, lit bollards stand as beacons of innovation, merging practicality with artistic expression to enrich our nightscapes. These pivotal components do more than illuminate pathways; they unlock the potential to craft welcoming, vibrant spaces that resonate with the communities they inhabit.

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A night shot of R-6301 Austin Lighted Bollards installed at a public facility downtown

Shedding Light on Urban Safety

In urban design, balancing safety with aesthetic appeal is a crucial challenge. Lit bollards are key to this balance, offering not just practical safety features but also enhancing the visual appeal of a space. These illuminated fixtures guide traffic, protect pedestrians, and create a sense of security with their effective lighting.

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Reliance Foundry Halvard Crash-Rated Bollards and R-7307 covers installed on a sidewalk

New Year, New Boundaries

In a constantly evolving urban landscape, the need for robust security measures is more pressing than ever. Amidst this backdrop, crash-rated bollards play a pivotal role far beyond their unassuming appearance. These structures serve as a crucial barrier, offering robust protection in an era increasingly concerned with mitigating the risks of vehicular threats.

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Vancouver's Science World and BC Place Stadium illuminated at night.

Lit Bollards and Dark Sky Compliance

Light pollution is an escalating environmental issue that affects not just our ability to admire the night sky, but also has profound impacts on ecosystems and human health. In this piece, we delve into the role of Dark Sky compliant bollards and Dark Sky path lighting in mitigating this issue. These solutions offer a sustainable approach to reduce light pollution in urban and architectural settings, providing essential illumination while preserving the night sky.

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Storefront with shattered window reflecting a police car, indicating a recent ram-raid incident.

The New Age of Property Crime

In today’s landscape, where property crimes are on a steady rise, businesses and public facilities are increasingly confronted with a daunting and destructive threat—the ram-raid. We’ll discuss the various strategies used to prevent these aggressive assaults, including the strategic implementation of crash-rated bollards, a proven and formidable line of defense. By delving into the nuances of security architecture and highlighting the role of well-designed, crash-rated bollards, this article aims to equip businesses with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect their premises.

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A bright yellow bollard is highly visible in a parking lot full of cars

Safety Bollards

While cars play an essential role in our daily lives, there’s a need to balance the convenience they bring with the safety of pedestrians and property. Safety bollards play a critical role in modern urban planning, providing a protective barrier that helps prevent accidents and potential harm.

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Reliance Foundry R-7902 removable bollards connected using fencing as line control.

Enhancing Line Control

Line control is a critical aspect of ensuring a smooth and organized flow of visitors at entertainment venues, stadiums, and other popular establishments. There is a growing trend of utilizing bollards as effective tools for managing entry lines, both indoors and out.

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Crosswalk Safety

An essential component of creating walkable, livable cities is guaranteeing the safety of pedestrians, so they can move around their surroundings safely and with confidence. One safety measure that can make a significant difference in intersection safety is the crosswalk bollard.

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Reliance Foundry retractable bollards protecting a car lot.

Car Dealership Security

In recent years, Canada has experienced a disturbing surge in auto crime, particularly in places like Ontario and Quebec. Considering this upward trend, it is crucial that auto dealerships take proactive steps to protect their inventory from theft. This includes implementing advanced security measures such as surveillance cameras, security guards, and alarm systems, as well as physical barriers such as bollards.

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Two automatic bollards in a pedestrian zone with people in the background

A Guide to Automatic Bollards

The use of automatic bollards as a dynamic means of controlling vehicle access to restricted areas has increased in popularity as the technology that drives them becomes more sophisticated and reliable. Automatic bollards provide a more versatile option for creating site barriers, particularly in dynamic environments.

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Fixing Bollard Coatings

As the majority of our products are installed outdoors, and/or in high-traffic areas, dings and scrapes are inevitable. Traditional finishes such as paint or powder coating are made with resins, meaning they are porous and easily scratched. 

IronArmor is a breakthrough innovation that changes the way outdoor metal products can be finished and protected, keeping installations looking new for longer. 

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