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"Basic bollards in San Francisco, California"


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Basic bollards in San Francisco, California


  • Joshua Putnam

    Actually, those aren’t bollards, they’re delineators. The difference? A cyclist hitting a bollard gets maimed or killed. A cyclist hitting a delineator bends over the flexible plastic post and might not even lose control of the bike. That’s a distinction worth maintaining, and why FHWA safety guidance questions the use of bollards on bicycle facilities.

  • Easy

    I also hear them called “soft hit posts”.