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Bollards

A collection of bollard designs. Bollards prevent vehicles being driven or parked on footways, or guard against ram-raids, or provide power supply (as in market places). Some convey the identity of an area or town. Some are distinctive or decorative. Most are just functional; a few have novelty value.

Chelsea, London.

Chelsea, London.…

Bain de Bretagne, France.

Bain de Bretagne, France.…

Bilbao, Spain The bollards are illuminated red or green to indicate pedestrian right of way, and flash green when the pedestrian period is ending

Bilbao, Spain The bollards are illu…

Birmingham, England

Birmingham, England…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Milton Keynes (Broughton). The spacing of the bollards still allows through the determined parker.

Milton Keynes (Broughton). The spac…

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao, Spain…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Chelsea, London

Chelsea, London…

Bollard seats, Bilbao, Spain

Bollard seats, Bilbao, Spain…

Bilbao, Spain. Bollard seats in context

Bilbao, Spain. Bollard seats in con…

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France…

Bollards Bordelais 1 - set in stone for the Esplanade des Quinconces

Bollards Bordelais 1 - set in stone…

Bollards Bordelais 2 - simple plain-top design for the Place de la Bourse

Bollards Bordelais 2 - simple plain…

Bollards Bordelais 3 - In chains, acting to discourage pedestrians crossing through heavy traffic. Cruise ships come into the centre of Bordeaux.

Bollards Bordelais 3 - In chains, a…

Bollards Bordelais 4 - spray rises from the water park by the river, and provides a distraction from the heavy traffic. In the open, bollards can have a stronger presence.

Bollards Bordelais 4 - spray rises …

Bollards Bordelais 5 - Short stone bollards blend more easily with 18th century stone buldings. Shallow drainage channels are also in stone.

Bollards Bordelais 5 - Short stone …

Bollards Bordelais 6 - Simple round-top design protects pedestrian space, and is varied with closed modules at intervals. Corners are vulnerable, but see bendy bollard pic. Note the careful stonework within the manhole cover.

Bollards Bordelais 6 - Simple round…

Bollards Bordelais 7 - With low kerbs, bollards protect pedestrian space from vehicles without inhibiting free movement at other times.

Bollards Bordelais 7 - With low ker…

Bollards Bordelais 8 - Cannon-style bollards, but set much lower than usual. The flush surface and drainage channel in similar stone is done with care.

Bollards Bordelais 8 - Cannon-style…

Bollards Bordelais 9 - To solve the corner vulnerability problem, bendy bollards are available!

Bollards Bordelais 9 - To solve the…

Bollards Bordelais 10 - The large pedestrian priority area in the centre of Bordeaux is protected by a series of rising bollards. Access permits are issued for residents cars and delivery vehicles.

Bollards Bordelais 10 - The large p…

Small bollards provide an example of

Small bollards provide an example o…

Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England

Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England…

Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England

Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England…

Caen, France. The bollards are integrated in the design with paving and drainage elements.

Caen, France. The bollards are inte…

Bollards at The Strand, Calne, Wiltshire

Bollards at The Strand, Calne, Wilt…

Chatham, England. A messy array of bollards and poles.

Chatham, England. A messy array of …

An example of excessive bollardism?

An example of excessive bollardism?…

Eton, England. A bollard with a wide angle lense through which to view the street.

Eton, England. A bollard with a wid…

Earlsfield, London, England

Earlsfield, London, England…

Glasgow city centre

Glasgow city centre…

Guildford, England

Guildford, England…

Havant, Hampshire, England Bollard farm?

Havant, Hampshire, England Bollard …

Hull

Hull…

Hull

Hull…

Ibis hotel, corporate bollards, Montpellier, France

Ibis hotel, corporate bollards, Mon…

Bad Godesburg, Germany: a bollard with style.

Bad Godesburg, Germany: a bollard w…

Kings Road, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. A robust style with the Royal Borough logo

Kings Road, Royal Borough of Kensin…

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France…

Globe bollards make impromptu seating in Montpellier, south of France, 2004

Globe bollards make impromptu seati…

Mulheim, Germany. Not strictly a bollard, but fun

Mulheim, Germany. Not strictly a bo…

Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany…

Munich

Munich…

Bollards that respect and reflect the adjacent architecture - Münster, Germany, taken in 1999

Bollards that respect and reflect t…

Naples

Naples…

Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy…

Naples, Italy. Hoop bollards

Naples, Italy. Hoop bollards…

Naples, Italy. The small bollards are known as

Naples, Italy. The small bollards a…

New York

New York…

Street dragons in Niort, France

Street dragons in Niort, France…

Paris

Paris…

Paris

Paris…

Edinburgh

Edinburgh…

Eton, England

Eton, England…

Eton. View through the lens of a bollard!

Eton. View through the lens of a bo…

Zürich, Switzerland. Pencil bollard outside a stationery shop

Zürich, Switzerland. Pencil bollard…

Zürich, Switzerland.

Zürich, Switzerland.…

Havana, Cuba.

Havana, Cuba.…

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