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Streetfilms: San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Revolution

When Streetfilms Director Clarence Eckerson visited San Francisco a few months ago, he was impressed by how the city has transformed some of its streets as part of our Pavement to Parks program:

The Pavement toParks program has launched an initiative that may someday alter theway many dense U.S. cities decide to treat the streets of theircommercial strips. Taking the PARK(ing) Day concept to a more permanent, logical level, the Parklets program has begun experimenting with trial spaces allowing businessesto convert parking spaces into outdoor public spaces and cafes. 

In this great new Streetfilm, Clarence visits the P2P plazas, including the parklet in front of Mojo Bicycle Cafe, which has seen a 50 percent increase in business, and talks with some familiar faces, including Streetsblog SF Deputy Editor Matthew Roth and the Pavement to Parks manager for the Planning Department, Andres Power.

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