Making plans and bringing them to life is every designer’s goal. Whether it’s about helping the Earth and fighting pollution or making traffic more bearable, every town needs things that will make every day more practical.
Enlighten has collected some of the most innovative plans and objects that you’d probably love to see wherever you live.
1. Composter for dog poop
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2. LED traffic lights, so that no one will be able to miss the signal
IngvarrSchulz / imgur3. Bicycle escalator, to help cyclists go up steep hills
Diego Delso / wikipediaDiego Delso / wikipedia4. Trash can with bottle rack
unknown / imgur5. This design for easily accessible priority seats in Scotland
Earnock / reddit6. Benches that can turn into tables
hotforhotpie / reddit7. A ramp, so that ducks can get into the water easily
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8. “The Green Man Plus” — Gives seniors and handicapped people a longer time to cross the road by just tapping a card.
LTA singapore / Youtube9. A wheelchair access mat at the beach
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10. Bike ramps, to help you climb up the stairs without having to lift your bike
Human02211979 / reddit11. A button on a crosswalk to signal the bus to wait for you
Olo-Meister / reddit12. A stand for bikers to hold on to while waiting for traffic lights
medmik / reddit13. Speeding ticket robot
SRI International / Youtube14. Help when walking with high heels on metal grate
<-32">shutterstock.com15. Bench with instructions for exercises you can do on it
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16. “A water fountain that tells you how many bottles you have saved by using it”
MurrayTh3Dream / reddit17. “Women only parking spaces, Germany”
louis_xl / reddit18. Foot-operated hand sanitizer on the streets
<-42">2ndSuckz / reddit19. A pay phone booth converted into a defibrillator station
<-44">Egreaves14 / reddit20. A tiny water fountain for dogs
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Is there a design in your city that you think should be implemented everywhere? Maybe you have your own idea for making things more practical?