01 July 2011

Parklets ~ 120 sq-ft Public Park(ing) Greenspaces!

Here's a lovely idea highlighted by the California Planning & Development Report, Parklets’ Create Public Space, 120 Square Feet at a Time...
"The typical parklet consists of a platform that occupies between two or three curbside parking spaces. Typically made of wood and stylistically reminiscent of Scandinavian saunas, platforms sit flush with the sidewalk and usually includes seating and sometimes greenery. Parklets thus serve as outdoor rooms where passers-by can linger without contending with vehicles or pedestrian through-traffic. Parklets can also serve as outdoor dining areas for cafes and even landscaping features to introduce greenery into a streetscape."

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