Saturday, September 15, 2012
Play-Doh Bedroom + Post Street Parklet
When snack-time came we all went around the block to one of San Francisco's new streetside parklets – more than a hundred of them have sprung into existence in the past couple of years. My first reason for endorsing this phenomenon is that Mabel approves – because it gives her a greater number of interesting outdoor places to play. My second reasons is the same reason that some people hate them – the parklet movement is undeniably hostile to cars (just like me), permanently eliminating two or three parking spaces on streets that were already nearly impossible to park on. Of course I would eliminate ALL parking spaces and ban privately-owned cars from San Francisco streets entirely – if I had the power – so the parklets are definitely a step in this desirable direction.