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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bruce_cooper_ca, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. bruce_cooper_ca

    bruce_cooper_ca Junior Member
    from Ottawa
    Messages: 1

    Hello I am a design student and for my final project I am designing a permanant internet station for the street. I have lived in Ottawa Canada my entire life and I have seen what collisions between Sidewalk plows can do to benches, newpaper boxes and bike racks. I would like your input into what can be done to ensure that the plows avoid the Internet Station, as it will have some expensive hardware and contents that don't like to get wet, and what can be done to ensure that if it is hit it will survive?

    Post or email me.

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    try a poured concrete base. Of course I am assuming you need electricity and a phone line so it would be permanant anyways
  3. KL3

    KL3 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Take a look at ATM locations. You should be able to get some ideas from them.
  4. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    Our business is commercial electrical contracting. When we install light poles in a parking lot or along the edge, we mount the base in a 24" concrete poured SONATUBE, at least 2' high. This however is not allowed by most DOT jurisdictions along a roadway unless a guide rail is also installed to prevent a high speed impact with the concrete base. Check with the local DOT in the area of installation for their guidelines.
  5. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Anything construted in the ROW (right of way), must easy break at inpact. This is why street signs must have a breakaway coupling. It is also why a brick mailbox is also considered a deadly fixed object by MUTCO, MUTCO sets the standards for all traffic control devices.

    Just as a side note if you do not construct something with a breakaway you can be held responsible for any additional injuries.