News Coverage: Lehigh Valley Live

On June 7, 2018,¬†lehighvalleylive published “Want more seating in downtown Bethlehem? This parklet could save the day” covering our Broad St. parklet installation.¬† Reporting on the aim of the project, Marisa Iati writes:

The reviews last year were mixed: The parklets were either great places to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine or eyesores tarnishing Bethlehem’s downtown.

When a new parklet — it’s a public seating platform erected over a parking space — comes to Broad Street this summer, organizers say it will be a better-looking structure meant to improve pedestrians’ experience and draw foot traffic to the area.

Community development projects often consider cars more than walkers, organizer Adam Heidebrink-Bruno said, but erecting a parklet outside Joe’s Tavern at 12 W. Broad St. will primarily be about residents and visitors exploring by foot.

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