New parklet coming to Valencia Street

It’s gonna go right here in front of Freewheel. Can’t wait!

SF Great Streets is pumped too, but thinks we should all learn some rules:

A new parklet is being built on Valencia and 20th in front of Freewheel Bike Shop in the Mission. And many more will be coming to neighborhoods throughout the city this Spring, Summer and Fall. The demand for parklets is huge.

With all of these new parklets coming to the city, you might be wondering what the rules are. Who can use them? What can’t they do? How do I get one for my neighborhood? How do I report misuse? Get the facts here, at the helpful FAQ we’ve put together.

Dang, we can’t drink on parklets. BUT, all the other rules and junk sound pretty good.

Can’t wait!

[Photo by Google Maps]

13 Responses to “New parklet coming to Valencia Street”

  1. rachel says:

    I love a park as much as the next person but really, using up 2 parking spaces on Valencia Street? That’s a royally dumb idea. Why don’t they just set it up on the bigass sidewalk the City create?

    • MrEricSir says:

      Not everyone wants to walk next to a bunch of exhaust.

      Curbside parking is a terrible idea and has no place in a big city.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Valencia just got a load of new parking spaces recently when they killed off the 26. So, even with the new parklets they’ve put in? Still a net gain.

    • Jackie says:

      More bike parking= more cyclists= fewer drivers= less need for all those parking spots
      + more public space for people to enjoy=

      not such a royally dumb idea

    • John H says:

      Letting individuals abandon their privately owned vehicles on valuable public land seems the much dumber idea. Parked cars do nothing to enhance the shops along the corridor. It’s much better for businesses to have gathering spaces in front that attract potential customers. How many more bike parking spaces can fit in the same spot as two cars?

      If you are suggesting that the two cars would generate more foot traffic, attract more people to hang out and send more money than the people would then.

      I’m all ears, but I’ve never seen a car go shopping. Firstly, they are inanimate objects and secondly they wouldn’t fit through the doors of most stores.

  2. Dale says:

    I was just enjoying lunch in the sun on the Divis parklet this afternoon and I bet you’re going to love the Valencia parklet when we get around to building it.

  3. el jeffe says:

    Too bad the Freewheel isn’t open on Sundays.

  4. sjbrown says:

    yay. more public space for people to enjoy.

  5. thuglifecrunk187 says:

    actually its cool that freewheel aint open on sundays so now we can fully max out the parklet, son. and we’ll see about the drinking park. 20 bucks says im wasted on the parklet in like 5 seconds.

  6. Are there any plans for VIP parklets?

  7. Brillo says:

    Saw them building it yesterday, looks like it’s going to be covered in grass/astroturf. I saw there’s an application for a parklet in front of those Victorians next to Xanath ice cream, too. Now if only they’d build one on 18th for the Delfina/Tartine crowds.

  8. SCUM says:

    If I can’t drink or smoke whats the point.