Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

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80 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Parklets Continued from page 78 modular units as helping designers create aesthetic public spaces that enhance street life and increase foot traffic for local businesses. Parklets would seem to afford designers with a creative way to further activate a streetscape. The modular decking and galvanized steel frame can be further enhanced with optional powder coated railings. Logical additions to Parklets might be seating, tables, planters, art works, bike racks…or just about anything imaginable. The Parklet comes in 8-ft. long modular decking units, but the widths can be customized, depending on city ordinances. There is also a ramp on the front of the decking to create a smooth transition from curb to deck. Installation is deemed "easy" by the manufacturer, and can be assembled on site with included hardware and leveling feet for street grade adjustments. For more information visit parklet.CAD . Free quotes and CAD layouts are available. This 'Parklet' was set up at the 2016 Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference in Vancouver, B.C., to showcase the ease of creating these compact, useful public spaces. The Parklet was removed after the end of the conference. PHOTO: DERO I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 1 9

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