Bollards are among the safety products that lend themselves to a wide variety of commercial environments, including museum districts. Such districts are called so because there are multiple museums within a designated area, such as the museum district in Philadelphia, PA that features the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, Rodin Museum, and the Academy of Natural Sciences, among others. Below are ideas for using bollards in museum districts to make them safer and more efficient.
1. Parking Lots
Any parking lot in a busy urban area that is not protected by high-security bollards is at risk. Wayward drivers, such as those who are drowsy, intoxicated, or distracted, can hit parked cars in unprotected lots, as well as people walking to and from their vehicles. By surrounding open parking lots with high-security, or permanent bollards, wayward drivers cannot inflict these damages. Permanent bollards stop vehicles going up to 50 miles an hour, which can prevent hundreds or thousands in property damages and injuries.
Since parking lots are notoriously dangerous places due to people on foot and drivers constantly coming and going, adding bollards makes them significantly safer. You can also add bollards on either side of any medians the lots feature to create more secure walking areas for people.
2. Worksite Areas
Museums are often in older, if not historic, buildings. They require maintenance to keep them in great condition, so bollards can help create clear worksites. Bright-colored portable bollards can be used to surround the work zone and therefore let people know the area is off-limits. Should anyone breach these makeshift “walls” or “fences,” they cannot sue the museum if they sustain injuries. By ignoring the bollards and any warning signs, they are therefore responsible for the physical harm they experienced. Portable bollards can also be used within the museums to create work zone or “under construction” areas that patrons need to stay away from.
3. Sculpture Protection
Many museum areas feature sculptures, such as the Thinking Man outside of the Rodin or the Rocky statue outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Since some people think they can touch, climb on, or otherwise pose with outdoor works of art, bollards can become necessary. They can be used to surround the public artwork and therefore make it clear that touching the art is prohibited. Chain-linked bollards are ideal because they form rings of protection around the sculptures. Find bollards for your museum district today at 1800Bollards.