Whether it’s for a weekend, a season, or permanently – a parklet is a great way to turn public space that is currently used for private car storage and turn it into an activated space for people.
The beauty of tactical urbanism, a fancy term for “just try it”, is that you can make cheap and temporary improvements and simply see what happens. Test traffic speeds before and during – do they slow down? Do pedestrian counts – do they increase? Measure dwell time – does it increase?
These simple and easy to follow instructions will give you everything you need to create a temporary parklet in your town. If you build one be sure and tag us!