Transportable advertisement stands, or A frames

If you want to place a transportable advertisement stand – a so-called A frame – on the pavement outside of your place of business, you must comply with the guidelines on their placement. There is no charge for transportable advertisement stands.

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The purpose of the guidelines on transportable advert stands is to ensure accessibility and unaffected traffic. Pavements must have enough space for prams and wheelchairs, for example. You must also make sure that your stands do not pose a danger to people with visual impairment.

A-standin etäisyys autotiehen tulee olla vähintään 1,5 metriä. A-standi saa olla enintään 0,8 metriä leveä.

Guidelines on transportable advertisement stands, or A frames

  • If your place of business is located on the ground floor, you may place one A frame on the pavement directly in front of the building during your opening hours. 
  • Your A frame may extend up to 80 centimetres from the wall of your business premises. You must leave at least 1.5 metres of space for the pedestrians.
  • You may not place an A frame in a park, unless it is closely linked to a business operating in the park, such as a kiosk.
  • You may not attach A frames to traffic signs, trees, tree guards or other street fixtures.
  • You may not place an A frame in a bike or a car lane. An A frame must not pose a risk to traffic safety, restrict visibility, or make traffic signs, traffic lights or road markings less detectable.
  • An A frame may not obstruct maintenance access to properties or street maintenance.
  • You, as the owner of the advertisement stand, will be responsible for any damage caused by the stand.

Good to know about A frames

The police may instruct you to remove your A frame if it hinders pedestrian access or other use of the area. Once the police have issued these instructions, they have a right, according to the Public Order Act, to remove your A frame. 

In urgent cases, the police have a right to remove an A frame, without consulting you first, if necessary, to ensure public order and safety. If this happens, you will be responsible for covering the cost of the removal.

In areas that are important for the City’s image, the City may set more detailed conditions on A frames and restrict their placement.