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GALVANIZED STEEL PLANTERS

LARGE POLYMER PLASTIC PLANTERS Typical Dimensions: Varied. 34 in. diameter x 27 in. tall or 42 in. diameter x 33 in. tall.

Typical Dimensions: 42 in. x 72 in. x 24 in. Estimated Cost: Varies. $90 / 4 ft. ; $150 / 6 ft.

Estimated Cost: $441 / 34 in. x 27 in. unit; $785 / 42 in. x 33 in. unit. A discount may be available when ordering 10 or more units at time.

Overview: Large, galvanized steel planter filled with soil and plants.

Overview: Large, heavy-duty polymer plastic planters used to create a barrier and beautify the streetscape.

F Demo (1 day - 1 month)

F Pilot (1 month -1 year) Interim (1 - 5 years)

Demo (1 day - 1 month)

F Pilot (1 month - 1 year) F Interim (1 - 5 years)

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖBikeways: ɖ Center steel planters within the buffer zone along the edge of the bikeway. Typical spacing should be 8 - 20 ft. between planters, depending on the thoroughfare’s design speed / bikeway configuration. Allow a minimum of 3 ft. clear width for installation. ɖCurb ɖ Extensions: Place along edge, approximately 1 planter every 8 - 10 ft. ɖPlazas/ ɖ Activated Alleys: Use planters to define edge, every 8 - 10 feet. May also be used as landscaping/greenery throughout the area. ɖRoundabouts: ɖ May be used to demarcate roundabout area, in conjunction with signs and other design elements.

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖBikeways: ɖ Place along edge of lane every 8 - 20 ft., depending on the thoroughfare’s design speed / bikeway configuration. Planters can be placed in the middle of the buffer area or to one side or the other as site conditions dictate. Allow for min. 4 ft. buffer width for installation. ɖCurb ɖ Extensions: Place along edge, approximately 1 planter every 8 - 10 ft. ɖPlazas/ ɖ Activated Alleys: Place planters along edge to define plaza, every 8 - 10 ft. May also be used as landscaping / greenery throughout the area. ɖRoundabouts: ɖ May be used to demarcate roundabout area, in conjunction with signs and other design elements.

Tips and Considerations »» Large item that requires a truck or other large vehicle to transport. »» Easy to source/order online »» Need soil and filler »» For pilot projects, select a deeper planter so that watering is required less frequently. Potential Sources »» Purchase from landscaping, feed, or hardware store

Tips and Considerations »» Large item that requires a truck or other large vehicle to transport. »» Available in many colors »» NYCDOT places planters and granite blocks in and around the public space to create a sense of enclosure and to buffer it from motor vehicle traffic. »» NYCDOT also applies epoxy gravel or paint to distinguish it visually from the adjacent roadway. »» LADOT requires planters to be light in color and weigh at least 700 lbs. when filled with soil and plants Potential Sources »» Buy from Terra Products (http://www.terracastproducts.com/) or another landscaping/ street furniture supply company. MATERIALS PALETTE · Barrier Elements · 39

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