Parking spaces to transform into small parks
Selected parking spaces throughout Boston will transform from blacktop pavement to recreational oases in the spring as part of a new pilot from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Menino announced on Sep. 21 plans to build three-season mini urban parks, or parklets, around the city as a part of Boston’s Complete Streets Initiative.
“Parklets will provide a place for you to sit with a cup of coffee or a sandwich from a local shop and enjoy your neighborhood,” Menino said in a press release issued Sep. 21. “You can meet your neighbors and relax in some green space, all in or near one of our main street districts.” (Read more…)
Source: Daily Free Press: Written by Nora Philbin, Published Sep 26, 2012