SPUR Walking Tour: Valencia Street parklets

From SPUR:

Building on the success of the Pavement to Parks program, new parklets are transforming parking spaces into public places throughout the city. Join Andres Power of the Planning Department for a tour of the newest parklets on Valencia Street and talk with the parklet hosts and designers about how these community-led projects are helping make Valencia Street a better public place.

Register here
SPUR members only
Limit 25 people

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
This week, the Board of Supervisors questions the mayor on the next SFMTA chief, city staffers discuss Market Street, and three walking tours explore parks and parklets. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: The SF Board of Supervisors meets. Supervisors will ask the Mayor Ed Lee questions regarding the next SFMTA Executive Director, […]

PARK(ing) and Parklet Day: Reclaiming the Curb for People

|
Tomorrow, at locations all over the Bay Area, people will reclaim the curb for PARK(ing) Day and re-imagine slices of the urban landscape usually reserved for automobile parking. It will also mark a milestone for San Francisco’s groundbreaking Pavement to Parks program, as the interagency effort to transform parking spaces into parklets shifts focus to […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Parks and parklets tour

|
"Join Andres Power, manager of the City’s Pavement to Parks program, on a walking tour of the city’s street parks and “parklets.” Pavement to Parks has been working with community groups around the city over the last year to trial new green community spaces on underused streets and parking spaces. Learn more about the newly […]

Great Streets Project Quantifies the Impacts of Parklets

|
Nearly two years after the first parklet arrived in San Francisco, a new study provides an empirical assessment of reclaiming parking spots for public space. The 2011 Parklet Impact Study [PDF], released yesterday by the SF Great Streets Project, measures changes in pedestrian volumes and activity at three new parklets built last year. The study, […]

Five Years On, SF Parklets Are Going Strong and Looking to Grow

|
Five years after the city installed its first parklet, there are more than 50 of these neighborhood gathering spaces throughout San Francisco. Using a couple of parking spaces for public space is no longer the act of rebellion it was ten years ago. The practice is now an institution in SF, and parklets are more widespread here than in any other city. […]