Functional spaces that make us stop

Posted on 2nd February 2021

Functional spaces that make us stop

“Streets need to be adapted to play a broader role in people’s general wellbeing, by offering a social, cultural and community experience” - Dan Jeffs, Infrastructure Officer, Sustrans

The benefits of having a green street is now well documented, how we function and move around our immediate area has a huge impact on our well being. Walking and cycling as opposed to cars and busses has a positive effect on our mental health but is also much less isolating. We are able to connect with the passerby, stop and look around us and most importantly connect. 

By making our spaces function better post covid we will be enabling social distancing. Our environments need to develop into multi-sensory areas, we need to create attractive spaces to entice social connection. By planting trees and adding furniture, benches, work stations in conjunction with restricting car parking and traffic we can give people places to gather, play and communicate. To stop instead of pass.

Traffic lanes can be reallocated to house planters and seating. Our green space can be redistributed. Covid has made it much more difficult for communities to interact but outside and in the future there will be a way.

Bailey Street Furniture Group believes that life is made of encounters, exchanges and also open-air activities. When it comes to the urban landscape, a space comes alive through human interaction. Vita-Urbana a range of street furniture creates new ways to live in the city. It is a concept that embodies the historic concept of “square”. The collection combines a captivating design with the most up to date connected technology. Big planters carrying public seats which connect the space, because “every place is home…”

For more information on the Bailey Street Furniture Group please contact their team on 01625 322888 or email To view the company’s range of high quality street furniture visit their website

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