A guide to street furniture, for those who want to make a contribution to the Cities Skylines community.
A brief guide, more like a list of a*sets than anything that could possibly be added to the workshop.
It was created primarily because I saw people focusing on the most popular type of street furniture without any information or advice about what else might be available.
Street furniture is a collection or details that are placed in cities and villages (and) to make people's lives easier, more pleasant, and show that a mayor actually cares. It's designed to raise living standards and make public spaces more inviting, as opposed to a street that is empty with no place to sit or worse, to dump your rubbish.
It's free, and it's not covered by taxes. However, you can use it if you choose. It is provided by the local council, or a local government. You are the mayor of your own town.
Some also count the paid ones into this group. I will add them as well. Some of these objects can be paid for or free – depending upon a city policy (unfortunately) the current game does not allow for differential treatment between districts.
Some of these objects can be used to provide comfort and relief from the heat, as well as to give people a chance to get a drink and re-energize.
They are also responsible for protecting people from harm and serving the policing function.
These are the focal points of towns and serve as meeting places.
They can be part or all of a street, square, piazza, plaza or piazza.
They can be placed anywhere they want, and they will subtly divert the attention of people and influence their behavior. Your citizens and tourists will think your city has nice things. Give them trees, benches, toilets, and squares (. You don't want them to feel disoriented or miserable. Put bollards and walls up, and make public transport private.
There aren't many (mechanics well, there isn't any) that can simulate the effects of such decisions and policies in Cities Skylines, and I doubt the new (Plazas and Promenades) would offer them. We're all used to it, and pretend that it's different.
Let's have a great time and get creative.
Also, even though I had the idea to create this guide several months ago, it was only the recent announcement of the Plazas and Promenades expansion that pushed me to complete this guide.
Let's just get started.
Features are available at no cost
Let's start by mentioning the many that we have on the (workshop as of 2022.
– flower/plants pots
– walls (not walls of buildings, but low walls that divide some areas)
Monuments, statues and memorials
– trees, bush, greenery generally
Bins, trash/garbage bins, dustbins and waste containers
– streetlamps, lampposts
Bus and tram stops, shelters
Information displays, whether for public transport or business
– information signs
– (all forms of advertising if there are too many it can cause misery and chaos within the architecture (see some countries in central Europe, some Asian states too) including advertis*ment columns
Those that I haven’t seen on the workshop – if any – are:
– Troughs (with flowers in or empty – they serve the same purpose of planters but have a different past.
– sculptures: I don't recommend this one for the current game. It usually contains too many tris.
– Public water troughs
– public water pumps (none for the workshop)
– Public or town wells
– Columns or colonnades (might be single ones, which could add too much tris to)
– toilets, rest rooms
– beach showers
Information signs (static data, not an electronic display.
– Direction signs (often road signs
– There are several electrical boxes (in the workshop.
– Hose storage box
These are the items that citizens don't have to pay for. Toilets can be either free or paid for depending on how friendly a city is.
There are many other possible objects and features. If there are any, please send me an email with a link to a description (in your language. I should be able locate a translation). Let's expand this list.
Let's take look at the paid items.
Street furniture that you pay for
That is the question: If you have to pay for it, is an item still street furniture? Is it a paid-for service?
Let's take a look at it to get some ideas, and to enrich the Workshop and Cities Skylines community through the variety of a*sets.
– Post box, mail box, mailbox, dropbox – whatever you want to call them, we have a few. Unfortunately, they can't provide any function in our current game. They're props only.
– vending machines
– Tickets machines
– Phone boxes and booths
Pay and Display or Car Park Ticket Machines
Here's a list that shows whether there are any of these on the workshop.
Newspaper vending machines and stands
If you have other examples, send me a message and I will include them.
A prop, a park or a unique building?
The above list is not complete. I will be adding new examples as I come across them.
However, those who wish to fill in the gaps of the workshop a*sets have a decision to make it a prop or park or a unique structure.
I prefer parks and/or unusual buildings. They will provide some tourism value and at least some function. This game lacks the necessary mechanics, and it would be nice to have such a*sets.
But that's upto you. We will all be thankful for some contribution.
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