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Current Issue: Parklets: Best Practices for Design and Implementation

September/October 2016

Does your community have plenty of on-street parking spaces but not enough open space? Parklets are an emerging phenomenon that allows local governments, community groups, and businesses to convert the former to the latter, repurposing spaces for automobiles into places for passive or active public use. This PAS Memo describes the history and many functions of parklets, and draws on case study research from cities across the country to offer guidance to planners on how to design and implement parklet programs in their own communities.

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