Seattle Department of Transportation is extending its Pilot Parklet Program and will accept applications until February 28, 2014. The Pilot Parklet Program, launched in the summer of 2013, will permit five new parklet locations in 2014. The City’s first parklet debuted on Capitol Hill last fall and, most recently, the International District funded its planned parklet with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
Parklets, a spin-off of the popular Park(ing) Day international event, are small extensions of sidewalks into parking spaces. They convert parking spaces into community gathering places and commonly feature public seating, greenery and bike parking. New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia are examples of other US cities that have launched parklet programs.
Consult SDOT’s Pilot Parklet Program page to learn more about parklets and to download application guidelines and application form.
Haven’t seen a parklet before? Check out this slideshow of parklets in San Francisco: