Skateboards, Rollerblades and Bikes:
Deterring the stunts that render our urban environment hazardous and unsightly.
Unprotected, exposed edges in the urban environment often suffer damage as a result of stunts performed by skateboarders, roller-bladers and BMXers. In some cases, the repeated abuse of assets results in their eventual destruction. Damage to the unprotected edges of seating, walls, ramps, steps, garden beds and handrails, can render the surrounding area unattractive and hazardous to users.
Sharp edges, splinters, loose masonry, chipped paint, damaged handrails and cracked capping are amongst the many hazards responsible for compromising pedestrian safety. Property damage, littering and the ongoing presence of skateboarders / bikers around building entries, paths and ramps can lead to the emergence of an anti-social atmosphere.
Local councils and private property managers, who are responsible for maintaining the safety and appearance of urban landscapes, are presented with numerous financial and legal challenges. Complete replacement or repair of damaged assets can incur ongoing, immeasurable costs. To avoid litigation, urban planners, landscape architects, local councils and property managers need to ensure their environments remain safe for all users.
Asset protection is best achieved by means of deterrence. Edge protection that blends discreetly with the environment, yet is pronounced enough to deter, is the most effective means of asset conservation. Discreet buttons and bars, placed at regular intervals, make it extremely difficult for stunts to be performed. For many years, DTAC edge protectors have played a significant role in the conservation of urban landscapes throughout Australia. Read more about DTAC edge protection.