Bollards play a crucial role in improving urban mobility while contributing to road safety and the organization of public spaces.
These devices, along with barriers, are designed to regulate movements within the urban environment. Specifically, bollards are optimal for controlling the speed of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, preventing unauthorized parking, and optimizing the use of parking spaces.
In this article, we will explore the utility of bollards, how they are constructed, and their various applications, with a focus on the solutions offered by LAB23.
Bollards in cities: benefits and features
Bollards serve a critical function in urban settings, providing numerous benefits for safety and the organization of public spaces:
- Traffic Control: speed-reducing bollards are strategically placed along roads to slow down vehicles, thereby enhancing safety for pedestrians and other motorists. This is especially important in high-traffic areas or near schools and residential zones.
- Parking Management: parking bollards prevent unauthorized parking on sidewalks, bike lanes, and other restricted areas. This ensures better accessibility for pedestrians and helps maintain an orderly and organized appearance of the streets.
- Parking Optimization: parking bollards define the boundaries of parking spaces, preventing overcrowding and ensuring fair utilization of available resources.
Bollards come in various shapes and materials, but concrete bollards are widely used for their strength and durability. These elements can be installed either permanently or temporarily, depending on specific requirements.
LAB23, a company specializing in the design and implementation of solutions for urban environments, also offers a range of bollard solutions in its catalog.
Bollards: solutions offered by LAB23
LAB23‘s catalog includes numerous bollards designed to meet the diverse needs of urban areas.
From speed-reducing bollards that help regulate traffic speed to parking bollards that optimize available space, LAB23’s solutions adapt to a wide range of urban scenarios.
Furthermore, LAB23’s research has allowed them to create bollards that seamlessly blend into various contexts.
One perfect example is “Crossed,” made from 60/10 thick steel and obtained through continuous wire welding of four elements: two verticals featuring a laser-cut “Crossed” texture, the base, and a central reinforcement that strengthens the structure.
Another LAB23-designed bollard is “Easy,” available in a removable version and made of steel. It consists of a Ø 102 mm, 3 mm thick tubular section with a laser-cut top that is inclined at a 45-degree angle. The bollard’s cap is welded on top using continuous wire welding, then polished to make the weld imperceptible to the eye.
For more information, feel free to contact us at any time. We will showcase the solutions available in our catalog, provide necessary information, and prepare a personalized quote based on your specific needs.