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PRESS RELEASE: VelopA introduces the Re-Flex cycle path bollard

published on 11/19/2013 4:54:00 PM
The ultimate solution in cycle path safety

This autumn, VelopA introduces the Re-Flex, a cycle lane bollard that is designed to be kinder to cyclists and helps to prevent collisions with bicycle lane bollards. The Re-Flex posts are easy to see and flexible, making them by far the best solution on cycle lanes and cycle paths. The Re-Flex has also been awarded a Good Industrial Design Award.

Re-Flex: eye-catching and cyclist-friendly
The Re-Flex has LED lighting and high-reflectivity strips. It is exactly the right height and width and the colour ensures that it stands out and cannot be missed. All this means that cyclists are much less likely to collide with them. However, if a cyclist does collide with the Re-Flex post, it is not rigid and has some built-in ‘give’. The flexible material will also bend, helping to prevent injuries. But although the Re-Flex is flexible - it has a steel core that makes sure that cars are kept well away.

Smart LED lighting
The Re-Flex’s fully recessed and waterproof LED lighting unit is powered with a solar panel, making it fully self-sufficient. The unit has no less than eight LEDs, making the post visible from all directions. Depending on the length of the darkness and the amount of energy stored, the system can select the best lighting programme to run all night (fully lit / blinking / flashing on the right for approaching cyclists).

The ultimate solution
By combining the Reflex with Alerrrt raised profile road markings and a Drop-Box storage element, you can create a super-strong weapon to help prevent cycling accidents. The Alerrrt alarm ridges can be placed on the cycle path in front of the post. The vibrations will alert cyclists as they cycle over the ridges so that they can swerve in time to avoid the post. The Re-Flex can easily be unlocked and stowed in the Drop-Box storage element. It takes just a couple of seconds to stow each post below ground level. Once stowed, there is no obstacle at all on the road surface.

GOOD INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AWARD
The Re-Flex has recently been awarded a Good Industrial Design Award. In order to qualify for the award, a product has to be more than just beautiful; functionality, innovation and materials are equally important. The jury found that the Re-Flex met all these criteria.
The award was presented on Tuesday 22 October at a ceremony in Helmond, the Netherlands.

VelopA
VelopA specializes in designing and enhancing public spaces, and is the market leader in the Benelux countries. The company is a pioneering supplier of all types of street furniture, bicycle parking systems, and shelters. VelopA guarantees the best possible service and tailored advice. For more information, please see www.velopa.com.

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Photo Re-Flex: The ultimate solution in cycle path safety

More information about the Re-Flex.