News Coverage: “And the survey on Bethlehem’s parklet says…”

On July 25, 2018, The Morning Call published an article, “And the survey on Bethlehem’s parklet says…,” discussing the results from our summer 2018 parklet study. The data and results come from over 15 hours of on-site observation and a collection of over 70 surveys from parklet visitors. Nicole Radzievich reports on the impact the Broad Street Parklet has on…

Project Methodology

Given our team’s goal of improving the pedestrian experience in the Broad St. neighborhood, it is important for us to collect data that speaks to pedestrian concerns. We used data collection tools designed to capture local perceptions of the Broad St., including the visitors’ sense of safety and comfort. Our data collection process consists of two key…

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…

Project Overview

“The trust of a city street is formed over time from many, many little public sidewalk contacts… Most of it is ostensibly trivial but the sum is not trivial at all.” ― Jane Jacobs Parklets are an extension of the sidewalk that takes the place of one or more parking spots in order to create more…