The Longest Parklet in the USA?
The City of College Park, GA has recently installed what appears to be the longest parklet in the country to date. At almost 90’ long and 6’ wide, it occupies the space normally taken up by seven car parking spaces. Last December, the Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance permitting restaurants and bars to expand […]
This entry was posted in Archatrak on September 14th, 2021
Parklets: Where did they come from and where are they going?
2005 is the year that most urban historians recognize as the origin of the parklet – a multipurpose community recreation space extending from the sidewalk into the parking lane of a given street.
This entry was posted in Archatrak on July 2nd, 2021
Taking to the Streets: Adding a Touch of Class to Street Dining in these Challenging Times
In these challenging times, especially for the restaurant industry, innovation and adaptation to restrictions on social gatherings can be the only means of survival for many struggling businesses. With local regulations and/or social distancing requirements restricting or prohibiting inside dining for a still unknown number of weeks or months, street seating on roads and pavements […]
This entry was posted in Archatrak on July 4th, 2020
Can Roadway Dining Areas Help Restaurants Survive a Covid 19 World?
Despite restrictions on restaurant opening being eased in many locations, even where restaurants have been open for over three weeks, reported bookings are still down more than 70% in many locations, prompting people like Steve Hafner, chief executive of OpenTable, a restaurant-reservation website, to warn that as many as a quarter of restaurants in the […]
This entry was posted in Archatrak on May 21st, 2020
‘StreetDeck’ Slashes the Cost of Establishing a Community Parklet
In recent years, many cities have been encouraging a more lively and active downtown by welcoming community involvement in the creation of small self-contained seating areas which take the place of one or more parking places along streets that have a good mix of commercial establishments and a traffic speed limit of no more than […]
This entry was posted in Archatrak on February 12th, 2020