Parklets & Pedestrian Safety

“Parklets create much needed open, public spaces and offer aesthetic and rest benefits for pedestrians, as well as economic and social benefits for communities at large. But parklets also function as one example of a set of streetscape design elements that can calm, or slow traffic. Parklets, bulb-outs, greening on sidewalks and in medians, well-marked or raised crosswalks, and even bicycle-lanes all function to give drivers visual clues that they need to share the road with other users and drive with greater caution and reduced speed. And as evidence clearly shows, slower speeds make it safer for pedestrians.”

Source: “The Invisible Pedestrian.” Interview with Natalie Burdick, Walk SF by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Magazine

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Burlingame, CA 94010