Comment 122002

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted October 06, 2017 at 13:00:49

safely protected from cars with planters and knockdown bollards.

The knockdown sticks currently used in Hamilton provide approximately zero safety protection. As the name suggests, they are designed to knock down and not provide any protection. Although certainly beautiful with flowers, the planters are also not designed in accordance with any safety standard. The ones used in Hamilton are easily knocked aside by a car driver, much to the death or injury of the pedestrian they did not protect.

Here is a video of an actual, genuine safety bollard. A bollard shown passing the testing for the safety standard AS/NZS 3845:1999 "Road Safety Barrier Systems." This is the sort of real protection that we need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwMCH0j...

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2017-10-06 13:03:59

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