|A Parklet with picnic table, hobby horse, and potential for fun|
|It was even permitted!|
|But the City shut it down anyway|
But over on the Facebook perhaps there is new interest.
And maybe this summer there will be strong enough interest to make a go of it again!
The criticisms are the same ones, and there's nothing new to say here on them. But maybe they are losing force, and there is new appreciation for the reasons for parklets.
Attracting more people, many of whom currently find the vast amount of carspace a deterrent to visiting and enjoying downtown, will help enliven downtown with more people and more commerce.
|Sidewalks can get tight; more space could be helpful|
More room would be nice!
|Court Street section with proposed 30 foot sidewalk- 1996|
|Parklet for Parking: 172% increase in retail sales!|
Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets
New York City Department of Transportation
Hopefully this conversation can continue and gain support, and maybe this summer downtown and its merchants will want to experiment again.