News Coverage: 69 News

On June 22, 2018, WFMZ 69 News reported on the installation of the Broad St. parklet, which occurred that very morning. The video news segment, “New parklet installed in Bethlehem for socialization” offers a brief overview of the parklets and our associated urban development study: The parklet is a miniature public park designed to fit…

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…