Parklets are very small parks or mini-plazas that are constructed in on-street car parks. San Francisco’s parklets programme provides inspiration for how we may use parking spaces to drive better community, environmental and economic outcomes in our neighbourhoods.
Parklets are often constructed either where urban park areas are lacking or where footpaths are too narrow to provide adequate space. Parklets can radically improve a street environment by reclaiming parts of the street for pedestrians and bringing vibrancy to the immediate area. This Case Study looks at examples of excellent parklets in the city of San Francisco.