Parklet Poço dos Negros
Parklet is a strategy of enlargement of the sidewalk in urban areas where there is a lack of open spaces, held by a platform in a space formerly occupied by a parking place. It aims to increase the local public spaces in the city, encouraging the permanence in the street and the use of local businesses.
Parklet emerged in the city of San Francisco and has been successfully implemented in cities like New York and Sao Paulo where there was an increment of the use of public spaces, the use of bicycles and the use of local businesses.
The Parklet can be equipped with benches, tables and chairs, small trees or other shade structures, in order to promote the permanence and socialization. It may also include parking facilities for bicycles, among other street furniture elements.
Its main to:
1. Increase the public spaces - The increment of te sidewalk with a parklet is a low-cost strategy of creating small public spaces of living and permanence.
2. Promote living on the street - Promoting social and living spaces in the streets increases the sense of community, safety and encourages local businesses.
3. Encouraging participatory processes - Involvement of the local community in supporting the creation and maintenance of this equipment, allows a better understanding of public spaces as collective spaces.
4. Encourage non-motorized transport - This strategy is also a manifest regarding the percentage of public spaces in the city, occupied by motor vehicles. Encouraging the temporary reduction of parking in certain streets, these platforms will promote the use of bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles.
Budget and due dates
Detailed budget :
€ 250 Labour
€ 150 materials ( reuse and recycling of pallets , plywood and bolts, paint / varnish)
€ 50 transport materials
€ 50 Communication