Have you ever been scanning for a space in a parking lot when you accidentally bump into a barrier that kept you from going over your lane? Have you ever bumped a post that held you from driving into a building? The modern parking lot or deck is full of many subtle structures and stops that keep traffic where it should be, including structures to keep you from bumping into other cars, walls, or structures.
One of the most critical structures in any parking deck or lot is the bollard. To the everyday driver, bollards are concrete or metal posts sticking out of the ground, but they’re much more important than they look. Let’s learn more about what bollards are and how they keep your structure or parking lot safe.