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Street furniture is a collective term for objects and pieces of equipment installed on streets and roads for various purposes, including benches, bollards, post boxes, phone boxes, streetlamps, street lighting, traffic lights, traffic signs, bus stops, grit bins, tram stops, taxi stands, public lavatories, fountains and memorials, and waste receptacles. An important consideration in the design of street furniture is how it affects road safety. Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Benches Bench may refer to several things: A long backless seat, typically used for sitting at an outdoor table for casual eating. ... A bollard blocking a path at Princeton University. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the 2002 movie, see Phone Booth (movie). ... A streetlight in front of a red sky at night A street light, also known as a light standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... A streetlight in front of a red sky at night A street light, also known as a light standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... Traffic lights can have several additional lights for filter turns or bus lanes. ... A German Autobahn overhead direction sign A U.S. warning sign indicating that drivers who do not wish to exit immediately should merge left, and a prohibitory No Stopping sign Most countries erect signage, known as traffic signs or road signs, at the side of roads to impart information to... A typical bus stop in Singapore. ... A Grit Bin or salt bin holds a mixture of salt and grit that can be used to improve a vehicles traction if the road has snow or ice on it. ... A tram stop in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... A taxi stand (also called taxi rank, cab stand, or hack stand) is a queue area on a street or on private property where taxicabs line up to wait for passengers. ... Flush toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture and a disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes urine and feces. ... The Jet dEau fountain in Lake Geneva in Geneva A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source (Latin fons), fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away. ... Sculpture on the Discoveries Age and Portuguese Navigators in Lisbon, Portugal Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg by David Ascalon (1994) A memorial is an object served as a memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. ... There are various different kinds of waste receptacle: The traditional dustbin or rubbish bin, often used in the house. ... The field of road safety is concerned with reducing the numbers or the consequences of vehicle crashes, by developing and implementing management systems ideally based in a multidisciplinary and holistic approach, with interrelated activities in a number of fields. ...

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A bench is essentially a chair made for more than one person, usually found in the central part of any settlement (such as plazas and parks). They are often provided by the local councils or contributors to serve as a place to rest and admire the view. Armrests in between are sometimes provided to prevent people lying down and/or to prevent people from sitting too close to someone who likes to keep some distance. Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Benches Bench may refer to several things: A long backless seat, typically used for sitting at an outdoor table for casual eating. ... Plaza is a Spanish word related to field which describes an open urban public space, such as a city square. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ...


Bollards are posts, short poles, or pillars, with the purpose of preventing the movement of vehicles onto sidewalks or grass etc. A bollard blocking a path at Princeton University. ... A sidewalk (North American English), or pavement or footpath (Commonwealth English), is a path, usually constructed of concrete (particularly in the United States, and Canada), asphalt, brick (particularly in Europe) or stone, designed for pedestrian traffic and often running alongside a road. ...


Post boxes, or mail boxes, are found throughout the world, and have a variety of forms: round pillar style found in Japan and the U.K. (the two feature a difference in that the Japanese version has a round lid while the U.K. version is flat); rectangular blue boxes in the United States; red and yellow boxes with curved tops in Australia, some on poles. The Canadaian version is a red box with a slanted back top. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The term mailbox may refer to: The storage space used for Electronic Mail. ... Motto: Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)3 Anthem: God Save the Queen4 Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English de facto 5 Government Queen Prime Minister Constitutional monarchy Elizabeth II Tony Blair Establishment 18016 Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   244,820 km² (77th...


Phone boxes or telephone booths are prominent in most cities around the world, and while ranging drastically in the amount of cover they offer users, e.g. many only cover the phone itself while others are full booths, are instantly recognisable. The wide-spread use of mobile phones has resulted in a decrease in their numbers. For the 2002 movie, see Phone Booth (movie). ... A classic red telephone box. ...


Streetlamps are designed to illuminate the surrounding area at night, serving not only as a deterrent to criminals but more importantly to allow people to see where they're going. The colour of streetlamps' bulbs differ, but generally are white or yellow. A streetlight in front of a red sky at night A street light, also known as a light standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... A streetlight in front of a red sky at night A street light, also known as a light standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ...


Traffic lights (or traffic signals) usually include three colours: green to represent "go", amber to inform drivers that the colour will alternate shortly and red to tell drivers to stop. They are generally mounted on poles or gantries or hang from wires. Traffic lights can have several additional lights for filter turns or bus lanes. ...


Traffic signs warn drivers of upcoming road conditions such as a "blind curve", speed limits, etc. Direction signs tell the reader the way to a location, although the sign's information can be represented in a variety of ways from that of a diagram to written instructions. Direction signs are usually mounted on poles. Recently, illumination has started to be added in order to aid night-time users. See also: street sign theft External links http://homepages. ...


Public lavatories allow pedestrians the opportunity to use restroom facilities, either for free or for a per-use fee. Flush toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture and a disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes urine and feces. ...


Other information

Street furniture itself has become as much a part of many nations' identities as dialects and national events, so much so that one can usually recognise the location by their design; famous examples of this include: A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ...

The Tiergarten park in Berlin has a collection of antique streetlamps from around the world, both gas and electric. K2 red telephone boxes behind Enzo Plazzottas bronze, Young Dancer, on Broad Street, Covent Garden, London A K6 red telephone box in Oxford The red telephone box, a public telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a once familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A streetlight in front of a red sky at night A street light, also known as a light standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is the capital and largest city of France, as well as the capital of the ÃŽle-de-France région, whose territory encompasses Paris and its suburbs. ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ... (help· info), IPA: , is the capital city as well as a state of Germany, and also the countrys largest city. ...


Outdoor advertising and street furniture

  • Posters are a part of out-of-home media (also referred to as OOH). The presentation of backlit posters is done in display boxes or street furniture components like mega-displays or billboards. To install these street furniture components on public ground, city councils have to agree. To get these permissions (Europe, Asia and part of the US) services and fees are offered to the cities by the outdoor advertisers.
  • In Europe there is a heavy competition for public spots to do advertising in different poster formats since these spots generate high contact figures – means many people can possibly remember a presented advertising message on a major road or square.
  • The presentation of this advertising has to fit in the overall public planning rules of cities and their architecture. These requirements lead to interesting design approaches for poster presentation in different formats.
  • Street furniture families were designed to fit these needs. Over the years they were completed with additional components like restrooms and automatic toilet facilities and kiosks to name a few.
  • To finance this infrastructure long term contracts (10 to 15 years) are signed between cities and outdoor advertising companies.
  • Cities are often put in a situation to decide on new concepts when they are not familiar with the issues, since new contracts occur only very seldom. This knowledge gap is closed by a special advisor - the street furniture report.
  • This advisor gives cities some independent ideas how to act in this surrounding instead of reacting since public ground can not be enlarged.

Meaning to illuminate from behind or beneath, the term is often used when describing a function found in many electronic products (such as audio equipment, pdas, and handheld gaming systems) that allows information on the units screen to be seen under darkened or poorly lit viewing conditions. ... Roadside billboards frequently encourage passersby to visit local businesses. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... 1942 US government war poster. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas, usually by an identified sponsor. ...

See also

This are AN BS EN ISO 9001:2000(UK) Company For Design,Manf.,& Export of Antique Reproduction,Traditional,Handcrafted & Modern Furniture,Handicrafts in Worldwide. Website:[1] A typical rural county road in Indiana, USA, where traffic drives on the right. ... Park furniture is similar to street furniture but located in a park or garden. ... Public art is art that is exposed in a public space, either an outdoor location or in a publicly accessible building. ... Door furniture refers to any of the items that are attached to a door or a drawer to enhance its functionality or appearance. ... The oldest surviving examples of garden furniture were found in the gardens of Pompeii. ...


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Street furniture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (792 words)
Street furniture is a collective term for objects and pieces of equipment installed on streets and roads for various purposes, including benches, bollards, post boxes, phone boxes, streetlamps, street lighting, traffic lights, traffic signs, bus stops, grit bins, tram stops, taxi stands, public lavatories, fountains and memorials, and waste receptacles.
Street furniture itself has become as much a part of many nations' identities as dialects and national events, so much so that one can usually recognise the location by their design; famous examples of this include:
To install these street furniture components on public ground, city councils have to agree.
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