Street Furniture News
The current pandemic is responsible for many things but surely one of the most destructive has to be the effect it has had on children’s play, their spaces and ultimately their all so important childhood freedom.
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?
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.
Given the continuing surge in cycle sales and cyclists on the roads plus government investment in cycle friendly infrastructure - We have compiled a guide for appropriate cycle parking options for businesses and individuals to meet this new demand.
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.
Within our modern environment many factors can affect our mental health, including of course our environment. Certain aspects of urbanisation and the loss of opportunity for experiencing nature on a regular basis for some people can affect levels of mental illness and health.