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Protective street furniture creates safer pedestrian areas

Architecture & Design

The colourful, curvy designs brighten up public spaces while keeping people safe from vehicles

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Spotted:  Landscaping experts Marshalls have recently introduced their latest range of protective street furniture. The RhinoGuard Kirkos line is as tough as the name suggests. The new designs are available in five different shapes and three different colours and all incorporate a central bollard for added strength. At maximum capacity, the furniture can stop a 7.5-tonne vehicle that is travelling up to 50 miles per hour. 

Two of the new pieces include a planter, and the curvy seats are available in three different designs. The new line can be retrofitted as an addition to an area’s current furniture, providing an extra injection of colour and seating spaces. Marshalls also provides a range of materials for securing the furniture in place and for further landscaping options.   

As shared spaces have become more important to communities, a range of innovations are working to make them more accessible, usable and safe, and often with additional sustainability and family-friendly aspects built-in. From generating electricity to providing safe, socially distanced outdoor seating options, Springwise is spotting a variety of multifunctional public furniture designs.  

Written by: Keely Khoury

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