11 Mar '12, 12pm

More Parklets Popping Up Around San Francisco

More Parklets Popping Up Around San Francisco

When I last wrote about parklets in July of 2011, there were fourteen parklets in San Francisco. The city now claims 31 parklets and counting, with 39 in various stages of review. There has been a large demand for parklets in San Francisco, as evident by the amount of applications that the City Planning Department’s Pavement to Parks program has received during its three issuances for request for proposals. Parklets, small urban pocket parks, have transformed parking spaces into public places throughout San Francisco. They are designed to provide outdoor space for residents and visitors to sit, relax and enjoy the city around them. Parklets are often an extension of the sidewalk, and take up one to two parking spots, they can be permanent or temporary, depending on the location. The parklet movement has now spread to Oakland, Long Beach, Philadelphia and Vancouver.

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