Commercial Drive Parklet

COMMERCIAL DRIVE, yo
British Columbia

Part of our office’s tactical urbanism efforts, the Commercial Drive Parklet is Vancouver's first crowd-funded parklet. It serves to subvert the existing street parking expectations on this - one of Vancouver’s most important cultural streets by reintroducing a rebellious act from a bygone era… sitting outside a cafe.

Vancouver's first crowd-funded parklet.

This community funded and supported parklet was completed with public artist Julian Thomas and was only possible with the generous contributions of numerous local partners and participants.

 
 
 
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IGNORE THE MANAGERS

Sometimes your best thinking is happens while drinking coffee and staring off into the middle distance while strangers amble by. Ignore the managers and get outside.

 

MAKE SPACE FOR TALK

Cities are made out of people and making space for connections is critical for a healthy city. The Commercial Parklet does just that, by taking a parking space that was isolating and idle and making it communal and vibrant.