The parklet was installed in a day and could be taken out just as quickly â€¦
â€œThatâ€™s what the businesses are valuing â€“ creating space for people instead of cars,â€ said Rose Lathrop, green building and smart growth manager at Sustainable Connections â€¦
Before parklets can become a local trend, the cityâ€™s Williams said staffers will have to draft policies for their installation for City Council approval.The first one was installed using the cityâ€™s existing right-of-way use permit system, which in the past has been used by businesses that wanted to park a trash bin in a city space to hold remodeling debris, Williams said.
Bothman and Lathrop said reaction to the parklet has been almost completely positive.â€Iâ€™ve heard maybe one negative comment from the mailman who used to park there,â€ Lathrop said.
Another amazing idea that Saskatoon would be wise to take a long look at.