Parklet Data Analysis: On-Site Observations

In this post, we explore the data collected from six weeks of¬†field work on Broad Street, accounting for over 15 hours of on-site study and recording the behavior of nearly 3,000 total pedestrians. Key Discoveries Roughly half (47%) of all pedestrians use Broad Street as a pass-through corridor, entering the observation zone on their way…

Parklet Data Analysis: User Perception Surveys

In this post, we explore the data collected from 70+ parklet user perception surveys collected during July of 2018. Our questions ask participants to consider the economic impact of parklets and the effect they have on the surrounding community atmosphere. Key Discoveries Social & Economic Impact Survey participants are overwhelmingly optimistic about the parklet and…

Parklet Data Analysis: Social Media Response

During the week of June 17, 2018, three local news sources covered the installation of our Broad Street Parklet (see Morning Call, 69 News, and Lehigh Valley Live). In this post, we explore some of the themes that emerged as over one¬†hundred individuals discussed these articles on Facebook. Key Discoveries The majority of online commenters…

What is a Parklet?

Parklets are small public parks that aim to improve the pedestrian experience in urban neighborhoods to create safer, cleaner, greener, friendlier, and more walkable communities. Parklets, such as the one on Bethlehem’s Broad St., are usually installed within the area of a single parking space, extending the sidewalk outward to include more green space and…