How S.F.’s parklet movement has grown across globe

How S.F.’s parklet movement has grown across globe

San Francisco’s “parklet” trend of transforming parking spots into small public spaces has mixed reviews among residents. Some people think that they are provide spaces for neighborhoods to come together, while some believe they exacerbate gentrification.

Key findings

“The reality on the streets is that parklets don’t overturn a neighborhood’s culture — they are manifestations of what already is there.”

As of 2015 San Francisco had 50 parklets with another 25 planned.

The trend in San Francisco started an international “Parking(ing) Day” where cities around the world transform parking spots into temporary public parks.

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