4 Benefits to Using Safety Bollards for Bike Lanes

4 Benefits to Using Safety Bollards for Bike Lanes

Safety bollards have remained a trusted way to further protect bike lanes for many years because they add a solid barrier between automobiles and cyclists, among other benefits. Are Protected Bike Lanes Really Safer? Many bike lanes around the US lack a bollard or other form of protection – instead, they rely on painted lines to mark where bike lanes …

What to Look for to Find the Best Poolside Planters and Plants

What to Look for to Find the Best Poolside Planters and Plants

There are a lot of considerations to make when finding the best poolside planters – from plants that don’t make a mess out of your pool to planters that can withstand the wear and tear of permanently residing beside a splash zone. Ideally, you want to avoid plants that clutter the outskirts of your pool with weeds and leaves that’ll …

Benefits of Self-Watering Planters for City Squares and Other Public Locations

Benefits of Self-Watering Planters for City Squares and Other Public Locations

When it comes to outfitting city squares and other public spaces with planters, low maintenance is your key to success. That’s why self-watering planters offer a plethora of benefits to shopping centers, public plazas, and just about anywhere that the public frequents on a daily basis. Dead, brown, or yellow plants are an eyesore – and the last thing anyone …

Is Resin a Green Material? Here’s What You Need to Know

Plastic is not necessarily viewed as a green material, and yet our unique resin-based products qualify for LEED Credits. While resin is a type of plastic, it’s much different in several fundamental ways. Our resin is a composite blend that is rotationally molded into incredibly durable and flexible products that can be made to look like just about anything, from …

8 Important Factors for the Design of Successful Public Squares

There are many different factors that go into designing a successful public square. Having worked on some of the most fruitful public squares in the US, we are excited to share what we have learned over the years. Public squares have long served as the hearts of cities and towns, a gathering place where people come together and enjoy the …

Bike Lane Design Standards: From Width to Signage, Here’s What You Need to Know

There are bike lane design standards put into place to help facilitate safer streets and to promote more people to bike around town. According to the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilitates, a bike lane is technically defined as “a portion of a roadway which has been designated by striping, signing, and pavement markings for the preferential or …

Protected Bike Lanes Are More Valuable Than Parking Spaces, Here’s Why

Parking spaces are gold, especially in big cities where parking is scarce. That’s why it comes as a shock to many that protected bike lanes are becoming more valuable than parking spaces. This realization came about in 2007, when New York City developed America’s first parking-protected bike lane. The decision was made under the guidance of Janette Sadik-Khan who was …

Innovative Ideas to Improve Landscape Lighting

You can improve landscape lighting by using a variety of lighting techniques with a mix of lighting fixtures. You might be surprised just how much lighting can impact the look and feel of your commercial or residential property. The following tips are sure to set you up for success. 4 Tips to Improve Landscape Lighting #1. Use a variety of …

6 Tips to Make Parking Lots Safer

By making parking lots safer, you create a better environment for patrons and businesses. About 1 in 4 pedestrian-related accidents occur in parking lots. Without the right precautions in place, parking lots can be dangerous and can even elicit criminal activity.  Plus, they can make people feel unsafe which may cause them to avoid the parking lot altogether. A recent …

How Long Do Light Posts Last For + How to Make Them Last Longer

Commercial lampposts made from metal or concrete will not last as long as our unique Classic PolySteel® lampposts. The same factors that cause metal or concrete posts to break down do not affect PolySteel®. Reasons Steel Lampposts Break Down Steel lampposts are coated in a thin layer of powder coat or baked enamel, this is intended to serve as a …