A plan is in the works for a parklet in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood that would celebrate the area’s historic ties to the LGBT and leather communities.
Metered parking spaces around San Francisco, and in cities around the world, were temporarily transformed into public parks and art installations Friday in observance of Park(ing) Day.
Taking a cue from San Francisco, the San Jose City Council today will consider allowing some restaurants to replace street parking spaces with raised “curb cafes” so patrons can sit outside.
Oakland celebrated International PARK(ing) Day on Friday by unveiling the first permanent public parklet in front of a café near Lake Merritt, showcasing the city’s commitment to bringing more green space to urban areas.
Hoping to replicate San Francisco’s success in establishing small parks, or parklets as they’re known, on city streets, one Oakland business owner is pushing City Hall to move faster on allowing similar public living spaces in his city.