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APBP Parklet Project

To coincide with Park(ing) Day on Sept. 21, 2012, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announced The APBP Parklet Project. "Parklets convert curb-side parking spaces into new public spaces for seating, greenery, and places to gather and stop,” according to the San Francisco Pavement to Parks which has designed a variety of parklets. Governing Magazine recently called parklets "the latest trend in urban placemaking.”

In launching the venture, APBP Board President Jennifer Hefferan explained, "APBP’s Parklet Project provides information, examples and encouragement our members and other professionals can use to humanize busy streets.” APBP’s Parklet Project was inspired by student member Ruth Miller’s poster on parklets presented at the APBP 2011 Professional Development Seminar in Charlotte, NC. More...

Download: All about parklets (PDF)