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Go 'Green' By Choosing the Right Mail Delivery System

Friday November 01, 2019

When developing a neighborhood or residential community, you should consider choosing a green mail delivery system. This doesn't mean that you should literally install green-colored mailboxes. Rather, you should "go green" by choosing an environmentally friendly mail delivery system. By doing your part, you'll promote a cleaner Earth while helping residents send and collect their respective mail in the process.

Traffic Signs: Why Red Means Stop and Green Means Go

Tuesday October 29, 2019

In traffic control devices, red is universally recognized as the color for stop, whereas green is universally recognized as the color for go. A common example is a traditional stoplight. When the light is red, motorists know to stop. Once the light turns green, motorists can let their foot off the brake pedal and proceed through the intersection. Of course, traffic signs also rely on these two colors to safely guide motorists through the country's roadways. This begs the question: Why is the color red used to convey stop and the color green used to convey go?

What Type of Posts Should I Use for Curbside Mailboxes?

Friday October 25, 2019

When installing new curbside mailboxes in a neighborhood or residential community, you'll need to choose the right type of posts. The post, of course, is the support system on which a curbside mailbox is mounted. Although there are exceptions, most curbside mailboxes are used in conjunction with a post. But there are different types of posts available, some of which work better than others. So, what type of posts should you use for your neighborhood's or residential community's curbside mailboxes?

The 5 Basic Requirements of Traffic Control Devices

Monday October 14, 2019

Regardless of where you live in the United States, you've probably noticed an increase in the number of vehicles on the road. While the exact number is unknown, research shows that are currently over a quarter-million vehicles registered in the United States. As the country's population continues to increase, this number will likely rise in its wake.

Full-Service vs Limited-Service Mailboxes: What's the Difference?

Thursday October 03, 2019

When choosing curbside mailboxes to use in your neighborhood or residential community, one of the decisions you'll have to make is whether to use full-service or limited-service mailboxes. The United States Postal Service (USPS) allows for both types of mailboxes. You can find full-service and limited-service mailboxes available in contemporary and traditional designs. So, what's the difference between these two types of mailboxes?

5 Tips on Choosing Wayfinding Signage for an Apartment Complex

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Have you been tasked with purchasing and installing wayfinding signage for an apartment complex? There's no denying the fact that apartments have become a popular alternative to traditional houses. According to the National Apartment Association (NAA), roughly one in eight Americans -- about 39 million people -- now live in an apartment. Whether you're developing a new apartment complex or renovating an existing apartment complex, though, you need to choose the right wayfinding signage.

How Do Cluster Box Units (CBUs) Work?

Monday September 16, 2019

Cluster Box Units (CBUs) have become an increasingly popular alternative to conventional curbside mailboxes. A form of centralized mail delivery, they consist of "clusters" of multiple mailbox compartments, each of which is intended for a specific household or residence in the surrounding area. Unless you're familiar with CBUs, though, you might be wondering how they work. In this post, we're going to reveal the basics of CBUs, revealing why they've become so popular in recent years.

6 Fun Facts About Traffic Signs

Monday September 09, 2019

Traffic signs play a critical role in our nation's transportation infrastructure. Consisting of physical signs placed above or near a road, they provide information to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. While you're probably familiar with the general purpose of road signs, though, you might be surprised to learn the six following facts about them.

The Complete Guide to Centralized Mail Delivery Systems

Monday September 02, 2019

Don't limit yourself to choosing traditional curbside mailboxes for your neighborhood or residential community. While the United States Postal Service (USPS) allows curbside mailboxes to be used for single-unit residences, an alternative solution is to use a centralized mail delivery system. Since their origins back in the mid- to late 1960s, centralized mail delivery systems have become increasingly common -- and for good reason. Unless you're familiar with them, though, you might be wondering whether a centralized mail delivery system is a smart choice for your neighborhood or residential community.

What Is Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage?

Monday August 26, 2019

Not all wayfinding signs are designed for motorists. Some are designed for pedestrians. Known as pedestrian wayfinding signage, it offers guidance for pedestrians, cyclists and other people who use a sidewalk or roadside area. Like conventional wayfinding signage, it contains information and/or directions that serve as guidance. The difference, however, is that pedestrian wayfinding signage is designed for pedestrians, whereas conventional wayfinding signage is designed for motorists. Because of this nuance, there are several things property developers must consider when installing and using pedestrian wayfinding signage.