All photos courtesy of the San Francisco Planning Department.
The public is invited to provide commentson SDOT’s Pilot Parklet Program. Pleasesubmit comments by sending a letter or email to:Seattle Department of TransportationAttn: Public Space Management ProgramPO Box 34996Seattle, WA 98124-4996David.Burgesser@Seattle.gov206.386.4575
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional information on parklets andSDOT’s Pilot Parklet Program, please visit:http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parklets.htm
What’s the purpose of a parklet?
Parklets provide valuable privately-fundedand privately-maintained public spacesfor people to read, sip a cup of coffeeor enjoy a bite to eat, and socialize.Parklets convert an on-street parkingspace (or spaces) into a communitygathering place, creating more vibrantneighborhoods and activating our streets.
Who pays for a parklet?
Private money. Parklet applicantspay for parklet design, materials, andconstruction, as well as review and permitfees.
Are parklets open to the public?
Yes, parklets are free and open for everyone to enjoy responsibly, and willprominently feature “Public Parklet” signs.
Are parklets permanent or temporary?
Parklets are not permanently afﬁxed to
the roadway or sidewalk in any fashion.However, if the parklet is well-maintainedthe sponsor can apply for annualrenewals. SDOT will carefully consider anycommunity feedback when evaluatinga renewal application, and may requirereplacement of parklet elementsexperiencing routine wear-and-tear.