Late to the Parklets Craze, L.A. Plays Catch Up

With only one parklet completed in the city thus far, L.A. has its work cut out to catch its pioneering northern neighbor San Francisco, and their 40 parklets. By the end of this week, however, the city hopes to have the ball rolling.

Damien Newton reports on four parklets being considered for approval this week by the L.A. City Council and its relevant committees, which, if approved, "would join the Sunset Triangle Plaza as examples of the city making use of its abundance of curb-side parking to create open space for all residents."

To be located in downtown, Northeast L.A., and the El Sereno Street Plaza, "These first demonstration parklets allow for Los Angeles to join the growing list of cities who are using parklets to re-think the use of streets and enhance the public right of way," explains Madeline Brozen, the Program Manager for UCLA's Complete Streets Initiative.

According to Newton, "Funding has already been identified for the projects on El Sereno Street and York Boulevard, and the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council promises that private and in-kind donations will fund construction of the two on Spring Street."

Full Story: City Council Poised to Approve Four More Parklets

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