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Normative Bollards

The bollards installed in pedestrian use areas must have a height of between 0.75 and 0.90 m, a diameter of at least 10 cm, and a rounded design without edges. They have to be located in an aligned way and not invade the accessible pedestrian route.

As we have mentioned before, bollards are used in many cities in our country and many others as a road safety element. Their use in many parts of the world validates their effectiveness in keeping roundabouts, pedestrian areas, spaces for containers, and so on. We know that excellent results could be achieved through financial penalties, etc. However, the personnel resources needed to keep specific spaces safe from vehicles are more expensive than installing these poles. Also, attacks everywhere worldwide highlighted the need to avoid the passage making it a very safe parking curb.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Bollards

The advantages and disadvantages of using bollards in the street include the following:

Advantages

They include the following as listed below:  

  • Economical: bollards are a method to avoid the passage of easy installation and very economical, especially considering their effectiveness.
  • Effective: they are very effective in avoiding passage, as they protect public space by preventing cyclists, motorists, or drivers of cars and trucks from passing through pedestrian areas.

Disadvantages Of Using Bollards

They include the following points as listed below:

  • They generate maintenance costs: there are maintenance costs, although these are minimal. The costs are only given when the bollards have to be repaired due to an accident or when they have to be replaced due to wear and tear.
  • It can cause falls: as we have said, they are small posts, and although it is difficult not to see them if a pedestrian is confused, they could collide with the bollard and cause a fall.

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