Parklets – creating more space for you to enjoy
Camden council, working in partnership with the community, have this year created five parklets as part of a borough wide trial to change the way we use our streets.
“The impacts of the pandemic demonstrated how important our shared outdoor spaces are for our residents, particularly in Camden where two in five of our residents’ homes do not have access to private outdoor space.
“Parklets help create new shared space for all, turning parking into places for people to sit and rest, watching the world go by or chatting to friends and neighbours.”
A Parklet is created by changing a parking or loading space into a shared space for people, kept safe from traffic by planters. They can be used for a variety of functions, but usually for seating and greenery, creating a place to sit, talk and relax. They are open and free for anyone to use.
Councillor Harrison continued:
“We promised to install five parklets across the borough. These are a mixture of partner, resident and council led schemes.
“We think that these are a great addition to our local communities but would also like to hear the views of local residents and businesses. You can find out more and have your say online at: https://parkletsacrosscamden.commonplace.is”
Parklet locations are:
- Leighton Road (a local resident-led parklet, in a residential road)
- Great Ormond Street (a partner-led parklet - Great Ormond Street Hospital -for residents and hospital visitors)
- Phoenix Road (a Camden-led parklet, as a forerunner of a bigger street greening project)
- Chalton Street (a Camden-led parklet, as a forerunner of a bigger street greening project)
- Antrim Road (a partner-led parklet – by Camden Clean Air, in a residential road)