How to choose pedestrian benches properly? Consider the following tips on choosing pedestrian benches.
Pedestrian benches are benches that we use in the pedestrian path and sidewalk. Installing pedestrian benches aims as a resting place for pedestrians. They can sit for a while in pedestrian benches when tired of walking. Besides they can also read, socialize, and see the circumstance around it.
Adding benches to the public area is an easy street improvement that can be made by personal, community, government, and other as part of a streetscape project.
The type of bench that is often used in the pedestrian zone is garden benches. Garden benches are designed for outdoor use, so it can also we use for pedestrian benches that both use outdoor. The use of benches is also one of the requirements of a good sidewalk.
Based on our experiences in supplying for the streetscape projects, then we make this following tips.
Tips On Choosing Pedestrian Benches
1. Antique Design
The first tips on choosing pedestrian benches are to consider the design. Because of its use on the sidewalks that are on the roadside, then you can choose pedestrian benches with antique design. Antique garden benches have a curved ornament and floral motif.
Besides functioning as a seat, the antique-design pedestrian benches can function for decorate the public space. Beautiful and well-ordered pedestrian paths course can make the pedestrians more comfortable.
2. Length Design
Long design seats have more advantages than single-seats chairs. A long pedestrian bench can hold more people, about 3-4 people. Thus it can save more space when using the long design benches.
If you use single seats, you have to use a lot of seats in one place. And it will make the area less tidy or less clear.
3. Neutral Colors
The 3rd tips on choosing pedestrian benches are in the term of color. You can choose neutral colors for the benches. Neutral colors for garden benches include black, white, and brown. The neutral colors of garden benches are more integrated and more harmonious with other street furniture such as lampposts, signposts, and trash receptacles.
4. High-Quality Materials
Benches and other street furniture must be made from high-quality materials, one of them is cast iron. Cast iron has advantages in terms of weight and resistance to outdoor weather changes.
Cast Iron pedestrian benches have heavy-weight so that this furniture is safe from theft because it is not easy to lift or move. In addition, heavy-weight make cast iron furniture will not fly when a storm occurs.
Cast iron also has hard and strong characteristics making it suitable for making seats. Cast iron benches will not break easily while supporting the burden of the people sitting on it.
There are two types of pedestrian benches that are full casting and combination. Full casting type is a pedestrian bench that all parts we make from cast iron. While the combination type is the pedestrian benches we make from cast iron and wood. Cast iron material to make the legs of benches and wood material to make the seat and backrest.
5. Placing of benches
The last tips on choosing pedestrian benches are about the placing of benches. Garden benches for pedestrian path and sidewalk, you should place in the shady area, not too crowded with vehicular traffic, and crowded with pedestrians. It aims to make the benches can be used properly or some are using.
A shady place would be comfortable to use to sit to rest. While the sidewalks where are on the highway that crowded traffic is likely to be less desirable to use because this area is usually full of pollution that make pedestrians not comfortable to sit in there.
Garden Benches for Pedestrian Path and Sidewalk Projects
We have had experiences in supplying garden benches for sidewalks and pedestrian path in cities in Indonesia.
1. Sudirman Walk, Palembang
Sudirman Walk is a pedestrian path on Jenderal Sudirman Street, Palembang that people use as a tourist attraction. This place carries a concept like Orchard Road Singapore. At night there are attractions of artists such as pantomime, local music, and street music.
To support these activities, the government provides pedestrian benches along Sudirman Walk. People can use to sit while looking at the attractions.
Pedestrian benches they use on Sudirman Walk are CARINA garden benches. This garden bench is a combination type of cast iron and wood. In addition it has a long design with black color.
2. Public Space in Sabang, Aceh
The sidewalks are on the edge of the lake so it provides a refreshingly beautiful view. You can sit back while enjoying the view of the blue lake water.
This public space can be an option for people who want sightseeing without having to spend more money. Also, this public space is a comfortable and fun place for people to socialize.
This project also using CARINA garden benches as pedestrian seats but with a different color. They choose a brown color for the benches.
3. Sidewalks in Berau, East Kalimantan
This project aims to beautify the city and achieve an award in the field of cleanliness. They complement the sidewalks with street furniture such as lampposts, bollards, and seats.
The seats they use for pedestrian benches are custom-designed garden benches. They choose an antique-designed bench with a logo of the Berau Regency.