street furniture

(STREET fur.nuh.chur)
n.
Street features such as lampposts, traffic lights, benches, bus shelters, garbage cans, and public toilets.
Example Citation:
While the value of some billboards is expected to grow, the industry expects future revenue growth to come from what's called street furniture — kiosks, trash cans, transit stops and other civic necessities upon which outdoor companies can plaster advertising.
— Greg Johnson, "New Moves Into Great Outdoors," Los Angeles Times, June 4, 1999
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The silver-lining school of philosophy could no doubt find handy home uses for those big yellow boots the D.C. police lock onto illegally parked cars. They are, after all, a colorful addition to a block's street furniture, and can keep thieves from stealing your car. If you believe that, and want one of those boots for your very own, you can buy one at Phillips Police Equipment Company for $169.50 to $250.
— "Getting the Boot Your Way," The Washington Post, June 19, 1977
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Street furniture can cover such a wide range of objects and equipment. Essentially anything that is found by the side of a street and is fixed to the ground is an item of street furniture.
There are some really fantastic examples of street furniture around the world. Would be great to be able to include imagery to these word listings on this site :)

New words. 2013.

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  • Street furniture — is a collective term for objects and pieces of equipment installed on streets and roads for various purposes, including benches, bollards, post boxes, phone boxes, streetlamps, street lighting, traffic lights, traffic signs, bus stops, grit bins …   Wikipedia

  • street furniture — noun The various accessorial public items sited in the street, eg litter bins, parking meters, road signs • • • Main Entry: ↑street * * * ˌstreet ˈfurniture f29 [street furniture] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • street furniture — noun The objects and equipment installed on a street, such as bollards, benches, and traffic lights …   Wiktionary

  • street furniture — noun objects placed or fixed in the street for public use, such as postboxes or road signs …   English new terms dictionary

  • street furniture — UK / US noun [uncountable] things that have been placed at the side of a street, for example lights, road signs, and containers for rubbish …   English dictionary

  • street furniture — /ˈstrit fɜnɪtʃə/ (say street fernichuh) noun the conventional equipment of urban streets, as seating, bus shelters, streetlights, litter bins, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Street furniture — Typisches Stadtmobiliar: Sitzbank (hier von Ayse Erkmen), gesehen am Heizkraftwerk Berlin Mitte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • street furniture — /stri:t fa:nɪtʃə/ noun lamps, litter bins, bus shelters, etc., on which advertising can be placed …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • Street — A street is a public thoroughfare in the built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt,… …   Wikipedia

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