How Bollards Improve Bike Path Safety

Bollards offer a variety of uses across numerous industries, one of the most important of which is safety. These freestanding products come in permanent, temporary, and retractable options among others, as well as materials such as concrete, stainless steel, and carbon steel. Stainless steel and powder-coated options are ideal for harsher environments. One of the many ways bollards improve safety is through bike path use. Read on to discover how they protect cyclists in several key ways.

Creates Clear Distinctions Between The Road & The Path

Despite the paint indicating the difference between the designated bike path and the road, cyclists are not always safe from traffic. The installation of flexible bollards makes this distinction much more obvious, particularly when they are painted bright colors and feature either lights or reflective materials. They function as barriers of sorts to keep drivers in their lanes and ensure cyclists remain in theirs. Bollards are therefore ideal for any area featuring heavy traffic from both drivers and cyclists, such as paths in major cities. Cyclists unfortunately do not always wear helmets despite riding around in heavy traffic, so bollards provide them with the extra protection they need.

Additionally, research shows cyclists prefer separate bike lanes, and that the safety and security of such lanes remains extremely important to them. Feeling scared or otherwise unsafe does nothing to encourage bike use, making bollards a perfect way to help cyclists feel good about using this eco-friendly form of transportation. Since biking is a fantastic low-impact, full-body workout, bollards are an indirect way to promote healthier communities.

Helps Keep Park Paths Safe

Bollards not only work wonders on city bike paths, they increase the safety of those found in local and state parks. They create bike path boundaries to help cyclists stay on the road instead of wandering into the brush. Retractable and removable bollards also have their uses on bike path in parks because they let cyclists know when areas are off-limits until further notice. Bollards subsequently work wonderfully for hiking paths too to reduce the number of injuries and accidents sustained by those who unwittingly walk down the wrong trail.

Keep bike paths safe and easy to use with these outstanding cylindrical products. Call us today at 1-800-BOLLARDS for more info or to order your bollards. We are here to help you choose the perfect bollards for your application.

Published: 1 May, 2018