Designing for Prevention

Aug 21, 2009

photo-748130I was in San Francisco yesterday and I noticed some spike railing on a street level window sill.At first, I thought it was installed to prevent birds from landing on it but after talking with a few people, it was installed to stop skateboarders from using it for tricks. Now, I understand why they did it but at the same time they just removed a nice seat to relax and enjoy the view on. It’s too bad that we don’t have a better design that would prevent skating but still allow us to sit.

Thoughts?

Mobile post by Bryan McClain