I recently got myself involved with San Francisco’s parklet program. I am working with Justin Ackerman with the SF design-build firm Rebar to mount a humongous graphic on wood beams as part of a new parklet in Cow Hollow.
Parklets are an awesome development in urban planning. In San Francisco and Oakland, any business or group can petition to convert 1-3 curbside parking spaces into miniature urban gathering spaces. By law, these spaces must be available for the anyone to use, which benefits the public at large as well as businesses who take the initiative to enhance their space.
One of the best things about the program has been the diversity of innovative designs we’ve seen executed. For example, the parklet I am working on involves a sawed-in-half CitroÃ«n H Van, commissioned by a local bike club: