street furniture
n. Street features such as lampposts, traffic lights, benches, bus shelters, garbage cans, and public toilets.
Reiter spent more than two years working on a mega-plan that would have had one company build and oversee public toilets as well as all other "street furniture," from bus stop shelters to newsstands.
—David Seifman, “That long-clogged public-toilet plan is back in pipeline,” The New York Post, August 07, 1999
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 04, 1999
1977 (earliest)
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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