Exciting news out of Dallas, Texas: The City of Dallas recently announced that they will launch a temporary parklet program, allowing businesses to transform parking spaces into outdoor seating. As we wrote in our recent covid-response piece, Nine Things Local Governments Need to Do Right Now in Response to the Pandemic, low-lift interventions such as parklets encourage people to responsibly engage with their neighborhoods while supporting their local businesses. 

For reference, here's a sketch of a proposed parklet in Bishop Arts, a neighborhood in Dallas. 

I'd love to hear from you: If your city adopted a parklel program, where in the city do you think they would best serve the community? In my community, I'd think they'd work best in our downtown, where, as the demand for driving has decreased, several parking spaces sit empty outside of our local businesses.