From Asphalt to Greenery
San Francisco’s cool new initiative, Pavement to Parks, transforms unused public spaces into new inviting plazas or parklets. Using mostly underutilized roadways, the low cost spaces consist of a layer of paint on the asphalt, protective barriers along the periphery, some greenery and moveable tables and chairs. The temporary and inexpensive public makeovers create welcoming spaces where people can gather or just take a load off.
Pavement to Parks was inspired by their East Coast cousin New York City, who has similarly set out to convert parts of their concrete jungle into attractive and pedestrian-friendly public spaces. The people of San Francisco and New York City seem to like the changes and the cities have taken note, by making these beautifully transformed public areas into permanent fixtures. [Source: Pavement to Parks]
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