Street Furniture News
The need to transform our urban areas into healthy places is upon us, how can we use our environment to make our lives and cities healthier? Research consistently points towards nature. It is time to reallocate our concrete spaces to that of greenery. And our buildings to that of wood.
The Bailey Street Furniture group offers many street furniture design solutions crafted in wood. For example the Greengate Bench is a hard wearing but low maintenance outdoor social collection. This series has been designed to work easily together to create numerous configurations.
Concrete has for a long time been the go to construction materials for our cities and infrastructure across the planet sadly but now from a sustainability perspective surely it's time to move on?
Covid has led many of us to re-evaluate our relationship with the outdoors. Isolation and social distancing measures which have limited what we can do outside of homes and workplaces has resulted in many regarding an hour per day outdoors for exercise as a godsend.
Light has many benefits to us, it allows us to view, travel around (such as the winter commute), it’s a safety feature with a deterrent on crime and antisocial behaviour. It can also be a way of communicating festive cheer such as Christmas lights on our homes. But an astronomical amount of light is wasted or even worse - a form of pollution.
Promoting cycling and walking will be key. The benefits are numerous including reduced congestion, improved air quality, better health equalling the reduction of health costs.
As of June last year the government announced a proposal that would put jobs and infrastructure at the centre of its economic growth strategy. The ambitious plan is part of the Prime Ministers larger strategy to tackle the economic effects of the pandemic. With the main points of the budget to tackle; building new homes, fixing the NHS, to rectify the skills crisis, and to mend the gap in opportunity and productivity between the regions across the UK.
As the global population continues to increase and life advances in conjunction with the modern pandemic, we are changing the way we live our lives. Our planet continues to be in greater danger than ever before from our harmful way of living and our disproportionate levels of waste.
Various studies have shown that the numbers of workers moving away from our cities has been increasing year on year. In 2019 for every nine adults moving into London for example, 10 were moving out. With nearly a year of living with Covid people are relocating at an even faster pace.
JCDecaux has developed a new digital phone kiosk that could literally save lives. Usually an advertising company they have set about designing innovative street furniture that combines the latest in digital advertising technology with a range of free public services, including an automated defibrillator that can be used by the public.