One of the newest public spaces in the city:
It’s only a few meters wide: the brown paving in the pic above.
Space for a bench, a foodcart and, most importantly, a line-up of people. Before, they blocked the sidewalk, even spilled onto the bicycle path. Absurdly congested.
By taking a lane from the road to make this space, everyone comfortably moves through or stands around – relaxing, without wondering what they might run into.
With room to breathe, wonderful things happen:
A small piece of public space, critically located – what a difference a small intervention can make. Here’s the ‘before’ shot by Rick Jelfs:
Up for discussion: extending the flag triangle where Beach, Denman and Pacific meet, across the avenue to the Seaside greenway and the beachfront.