18 Cool Examples of Urban Furniture You’ll Probably Want on Your Street

Do you know that the longest bench in the world is situated in Littlehampton, UK? This bench is made out of 9,000 colored slats and measures at 324 meters. Urban design is constantly developing, and nowadays we can find tons of street furniture pieces that are often weird and sometimes truly astounding.

Bright Side gathered the most impressive examples of street furniture that you’ll definitely want to have near your house.

18. Book benches, Istanbul, Turkey

17. A letter bench, Bristol, England

16. The bench of Claude Ponti, Nantes, France

15. Sail benches, Verchères, Canada

14. The periodic table and a bench, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

13. A bench through a concrete wall, Luxembourg

12. A slingshot bench, Germany

11. Park benches made for one person facing away from each other, Finland

10. The state of the pulse at rest, Hamburg, Germany

9. A pencil bench, Kiev, Ukraine

8. A shark girl, New York

7. A whale tail bench, Santa Barbara, California

6. An upside down bench, Mexico City

5. “Have a break, have a Kit Kat,” London, UK

4. A hand-held bench, Kiev, Ukraine

3. A robot bench, Enschede, Netherlands

2. A motivational Nike bench, New York

1. A sunken observation platform, Vöcklabruck, Austria

Which of these items would you like to have on your own street? Share your opinions with us in the comments!

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21 Examples of Urban Design We Want to See in Every City

Urban planning is not a modern phenomenon but it has been evolving since ancient times. For example, when railways were introduced, it was a big achievement for humankind. Similarly, no one thought that high rise buildings would ever be possible during our human existence. However, mankind made great progress and started creating all kinds of things that made life simpler.

At Bright Side, we collated a few modern-day innovations in urban zones that are hopefully very inspiring to many other cities.

21. The traffic light on the sidewalk is for pedestrians who are always on their phones.

20. Let the smoke belong to you only.

19. Japan turned their old phone booths into mini aquariums.

18. The typewriter bench — choose your case!

17. The very colorful basketball court in Paris

16. When you get to rest like this in the middle of the street:

15. Senior citizens can extend their crossing time with this innovation.

14. No more safekeeping the city map when this new invention is in town.

13. A hat for each head

12. When you don’t have to worry about getting a sunburn:

11. Because the desire to read can come on anytime!

10. Girls must be so happy with this invention!

9. Bike stands occupying minimal space

8. The centipede cinema in the Portuguese city of Guimarães

7. Just swing away while waiting for the bus.

6. Every child deserves this!

5. When you suddenly don’t feel like walking anymore and take a rest:

4. Making sweeping easier

3. A playing ball vending machine

2. Fun mirrors at the bus stop relieve stress.

1. Fun in the middle of the street

Which one did you like the most? Would you want something similar to be introduced in your city? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-design/21-examples-of-urban-design-we-want-to-see-in-every-city-609460/