Parklets are removable and do not impede curbside drainage.
Parklets are open to public; stewards may not use them exclusively nor for commercial purposes.
Parklets are universally accessible. They are all raised to curb height with no obstacles to wheelchair access.
- Reimagine a street’s potential.
- Foster neighborhood interaction.
- Enhance pedestrian safety and activity.
- Encourage non-motorized transportation.
- Support local businesses.
San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Public Works, Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Local Business Association, citizen associations, nonprofit organizations, and Community Benefit Districts.
Keys to Success
A strong steward or local partner, who oversees daily operations and maintenance, is crucial to long-term success.
Cities should cultivate a diverse set of project partners. These may be neighborhood organizations, service, or cultural institutions, or other nonprofits, in addition to merchants and commercial entities.
Activity throughout the day and week ensures a public space is well loved and used. Activity also encourages more social mixing with a greater sense of safety and comfort. Ideal sites are surrounded by uses that naturally generate pedestrian activity.
Regular programs with local cultural and institutional partners help build a positive place identity, local stewardship, and pride.