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White Street Furniture

white street furniture

    street furniture
  • Street furniture is a collective term for objects and pieces of equipment installed on streets and roads for various purposes, including traffic barriers, benches, bollards, post boxes, phone boxes, streetlamps, traffic lights, traffic signs, bus stops, grit bins, tram stops, taxi stands, public

  • Advertising displays, many which provide a public amenity, positioned at close proximity to pedestrians for eye-level viewing or at a curbside to reach vehicular traffic. An example is a bench sign.

  • Objects placed or fixed in the street for public use, such as mailboxes, road signs, and benches

  • Refers to objects such as street lights, benches, and so forth that are part of a streetscape.

  • a member of the Caucasoid race

  • Paint or turn (something) white

  • being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"

  • whiten: turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"

Road of commerce

Road of commerce

Reaching for Pevsner, I discover that Commercial Road was laid down across fields in 1802-6 as a new thoroughfare connecting the City of London with the new docks on the Isle of Dogs. By 1830 it was entirely lined with houses. The west end remains "a hotch-potch of battered domestic terraces, overwhelmed by the rag trade, later industry and recent apartment blocks". A delightfully interesting bit of streetscape too, and all the better for the hotch-potch effect. Thank goodness there was no such thing as Planning in those days. Although the district's customary animation is missing on the afternoon of Christmas Day, the absence of traffic and business activity make it a good time to stroll around and enjoy the curiosities of the district.
Am I alone in objecting to th ...yes, I've found something else to moan about ...the great proliferation of bollards, especially in London? My trusty Newnes dictionary (1971) defines a bollard as "n. a short post on a wharf or a ship, etc., round which ropes are secured" and, interestingly, "[prob. bole]". I wouldn't fancy the chances of any ship tethered to one of these wimpy-looking things, presumably placed as a disincentive to driving over the kerb. It may be argued that the word has been carelessly applied to a superficially similar device with a different function. In that case they should avoid making the things in a form that mimics the genuine quayside bollard. Aside from the fact that they are a faux pas, they are simply another bit of ignorant "heritage" street furniture, probably made in 2005 by a firm (Subtopia Designs Ltd) operating from a trading estate outside Newport Pagnell, and kept artificially spruce with an annual coat of black paint ...mouldings picked out in gold in the "royal" parts of London. Objectionable in themselves, there is also something annoying in the contrived irregularity of their placement.
I usually find that even the most successful digital photographs shot in colour and converted to black and white, have disagreeably "muddy" tones. This one hasn't turned out too badly though.

Parkhurst Road - Clutter & Dumping

Parkhurst Road - Clutter & Dumping

6 October 2009. Parkhurst Road near the corner of Dowsett Road.

----- Original Message -----
From : Alan Stanton, Tottenham Hale ward councillor
To : Frontline Members
Sent : Tuesday, 6 October 2009 11:49 PM
Subject : Dumped Mattress & bedbase & loose CPZ sign - Parkhurst Road N17

Please see the photo I took late this afternoon 6 October and posted on Flickr.

A blue-and-white double mattress and a bedbase in two halves were dumped in Parkhurst Road N17 near the corner with Dowsett Road N17.
(1) Please have them removed.

A black and white "Zone Ends" sign marks the boundary of the Tottenham Hale Controlled Parking Zone. This sign is coming loose and rattling in the wind
(2) Could you arrange to refix the sign.

Lastly you'll notice the 'clutter' of street 'furniture' at this corner. As well as the metal column with the CPZ boundary sign; there's a 20 mph Zone column sign; and a "Give Way" column sign. In the same few metres of pavement there's a green Virgin Media phone cabinet.
(3) In the medium and longer term could some thought be given to the possibility of reducing this clutter by e.g. rationalising the signs.

white street furniture

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