Using a simple clamp, the bollards become poles to park cycles. In addition, it is also possible to place a steel disc over the bollard to make it a seat for tired pedestrians.
Bollards on the sidewalks are made of granite or concrete, and are sturdy enough to secure bicycles to with small modifications. Their presence on the sidewalk means cyclists will have easy access to stores abutting the streets, while still being able to keep an eye on their parked bicycles.
We propose two simple hack that will convert the bollards into bicycle parking poles. In the first, we affix simple metal hooks to the poles to securely lock bicycles.
In the second, a steel plate is affixed to the bollard's top, allowing it to function as a seat for pedestrians when bicycles are not parked.
We are sure both hacks will help encourage cycling, and make cycles more visible in the urban environment. Added pedestrian safety, with a parked bicycle barrier protecting them from motorists on the driveways, is another advantage.