Millions of people and businesses rely on curbside mailboxes to receive, as well as send, mail. Defined as individual mail receptacles that are installed alongside a curb, they are delivery points for the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPS performs daily routes to all mailboxes while delivering outgoing mail and collecting incoming mail. This post reveals five fun facts about curbside mailboxes.
Bollards are found in countless parks, neighborhoods, shopping centers and other outdoor spaces. As shown in the adjacent photo, they consist of poles that create a visual separation between pedestrian and vehicular areas. Upon seeing bollards, motorists will know that they shouldn't drive beyond them. The end result is a safer outdoor space that attracts more pedestrians. While all bollards serve this purpose, however, they are available in different types. When planning a development project, you'll need to choose the right type of bollards.
The right outdoor tables can make a world of difference in your development project. Whether you're developing a park, a shopping center or a communal residential area, they'll enhance the surrounding aesthetics while offering a place for consumers or residents to rest and eat meals. Some outdoor tables, however, are better than others. You'll need to choose the right outdoor tables to take full advantage of their benefits. How do you choose outdoor tables exactly?
Mailboxes have evolved over the years. They are no longer limited to traditional curbside designs. While curbside mailboxes are still used, many residences and businesses are now being developed with STD-4C mailboxes. The successor to the United States Postal Service's (USPS's) STD-4B standard, it's a centralized mail delivery system that includes multiple mailbox units. If you're thinking about buying STD-4C mailboxes, though, there are a few things you should about them.
Mailboxes are an important part of all neighborhoods and residential communities. Without them, residents won't be able to send or receive mail -- at least not without visiting a local post office. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, though, you might be wondering whether wall-mounted mailboxes are allowed. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has rules regarding the use of mailboxes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they prohibit the use wall-mounted mailboxes.
When working to improve a residential community, you might be wondering whether to replace or refurbish the damaged curbside mailboxes. Curbside mailboxes can become damaged over time. When exposed to rain, wind and ultraviolet (UV) sunlight, they'll degrade. There's also the possibility of motorists striking them, resulting in even more severe damage. The United Postal Service (USPS) won't deliver mail to damaged curbside mailboxes. Fortunately, you can either replace or refurbish them. Which option should you choose when renovating a residential community?
Not all forms of outdoor lighting are made equal. Whether you're developing a neighborhood, an apartment complex or a commercial shopping center, you should consider light-emitting diode (LED) outdoor lighting. It will illuminate the surrounding space just like incandescent and other lighting technologies, but LED offers several key benefits over its counterparts.
Guide signs are one of several types of traffic control devices recognized by the U.S. Federal Highway Transportation Authority (FHWA). They are found on conventional roads as well as freeways and expressways. Guide signs live up to their namesake by guiding motorists through the respective area. While there are dozens of types of guide signs, many of them display arrows. Some guide signs have arrows pointing up, whereas others have arrows pointing down or to the side. What do these arrows mean exactly?