Long gone are the days when people looked in amazement at bicycle parking near public facilities and at ramps for people with disabilities. Such elements of urban architecture are the least that can be done for the convenience of the townspeople. What other elements of convenience have become popular in recent years that each of us will appreciate - further in the review.
1. Bicycle ramps
In Europe, the cycling culture has been developing for a long time, and the city authorities are doing everything possible to encourage and make life easier for people using the most environmentally friendly mode of transport. A striking example of this is the ramps installed along the high stairs, which will allow cyclists to quickly and safely overcome the descent or rise.
2. Art for the visually impaired
Accurate casts of famous paintings, located directly next to the canvases, will allow even visually impaired people, in the literal sense, to touch the painting. Yes, yes, the world has finally become more supportive of people with disabilities.
3. Chairs with grooves
In public places, girls often have a dilemma: where to put their purses. When it comes to ordinary chairs, the bag every now and then strives to slide off the back. However, there were designers who were able to come up with a simple and at the same time effective solution to the problem. These are special recesses in the backs of the chairs. According to Novate.ru, it is simply amazing how no one has thought of this before.
4. Air humidifier
The giant fountain in Sigapur not only decorates the city, but also humidifies the air during the summer heat. According to Novate.ru, this is a stunning example of modern functional architecture.
5. High chair for a child
A special highchair for a baby, equipped with a border-limiter, which will allow you to safely position the child and calmly use the restroom. Now look at this invention and answer your question: how many of our latrines have such devices?
6. Benches with visors
Functional benches with lifting canopies, which are folded in good weather, with backs, and on rainy days they protect from bad weather.
7. Rest area
A stunning seating area with a circular bench and stunning lighting - a stylish fit for a central park or busy waterfront.
8. Badges for the blind
And again, an invention for the visually impaired - indicator icons indicating the floor number. These tactile markers adorn the ends of the railing and allow the blind to tactilely determine the number of storeys.
Bright abacus built into the asphalt on the playground draws attention and encourages kids to learn the basics of arithmetic. According to Novate.ru, even such small innovations in playgrounds can affect the development of our children.
10. Repair shop
Another feature for cyclists, but this time from their native spaces. A self-service station has appeared in the small town of Pavlovsk, Voronezh Region, where any bicycle owner can fix his iron horse.
11. Open-air office
More and more people are going to parks and squares to work in the fresh air. Especially for them, these comfortable benches were invented, which can be used as classic benches with backs or as desks for convenient work with a PC.
12. Waste containers
To make people want to throw garbage in specially designated places, the designers have worked on the appearance of the containers. Basketball bins have already appeared in many cities, as well as convenient tall containers installed along the roads.
13. Pizzeria menu
Pizzeria with an original menu, each page of which looks like a certain type of pizza. Now every new visitor will be able to see how his dish will look, and it also stimulates the appetite.
14. Bollards for cyclists
Tired of pedaling? Stop and rest near a special parking post located on the side of the road. The cyclist stand is equipped with a small step and a convenient handrail.
15. Working area
But in this photo we see a "parking lot" for people who do not leave their laptop for a second. Small posts with compact tables, chairs and sockets will allow you to work comfortably right in the middle of a busy street.
Continuing the topic: Convenient and practical things, common for Americans and unusual for us.