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Raleigh residents invited to learn about parklets

Posted July 10, 2013

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— The City of Raleigh is inviting residents to a public meeting July 25 to learn about parklets.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the city’s Urban Design Center, 220 Fayetteville St.

An emerging trend in cities including Philadelphia and San Francisco, parklets are small sidewalk extensions designs to encourage pedestrian activity and community interaction.

At the meeting, residents can learn about the city’s plans to develop parklets and offer feedback. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact 919-996-4637 or grant.meacci@raleighnc.gov.

For special accommodations for the hearing impaired, call 919-996-3100 by July 23.
 

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  • shortcake53 Jul 11, 2013

    Just another ridiculous idea that attempts to convince people that downtown is a "happening" place. There is nothing downtown that I need or want, and certainly dont buy this "great place to be" propaganda. Throw as many chairs in the street that you want to.

  • justin6882 Jul 10, 2013

    "Is this truly the best thing that Raleigh can be spending their limited monetary resources on???"

    I think the model is they have use donations or sponsorships from organizations to pay for them. I have never see a forum where people complain as much as this one before knowing any of the facts.

  • Cleanup on Aisle Cool Jul 10, 2013

    City leaders will do ANYTHING to get rid of the last few remaining free parking spaces downtown, even if it means building a small park on top of them!

  • Knightwolf Jul 10, 2013

    it make it easier for the pan handlers to work the crowd.

  • busyb97 Jul 10, 2013

    Is this truly the best thing that Raleigh can be spending their limited monetary resources on???

  • Obamacare rules Jul 10, 2013

    Huh? Just how many cars do you think are crashing into buildings? It's not a common accident.

    "We don't have all sidewalks blocked off from cars and we don't have some kind of epidemic of cars running off the road onto sidewalks and hitting people."
    smcallah

    I'll be back to tell you, 'told you so' in due time.

  • hollylama Jul 10, 2013

    Philly and San Fran also have stellar public transportation systems....I think that is a catalyst for the "parklets".

  • smcallah Jul 10, 2013

    "I sure hope they put concrete barriers or posts around these things. We have enough probelms with people crashing cars into buildings around here for this to be safe."

    Huh? Just how many cars do you think are crashing into buildings? It's not a common accident.

    We don't have all sidewalks blocked off from cars and we don't have some kind of epidemic of cars running off the road onto sidewalks and hitting people.

  • umop apisdn Jul 10, 2013

    "Maybe Philly and San Fran should pay attention as to how the City of Oaks has managed to create 20 city parks and 200 miles of green way with no need to block sidewalks."

    I think that's why they do it on sidewalk extensions and not the sidewalk itself. I could be wrong.

  • JustAName Jul 10, 2013

    "Philadelphia and San Francisco"

    Maybe Philly and San Fran should pay attention as to how the City of Oaks has managed to create 20 city parks and 200 miles of green way with no need to block sidewalks.

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