Gallery: San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Initiative Gets a Major Boos...


Streets and public rights-of-way make up a whopping 25% of San Francisco’s total land area–more land than all of the city’s parks combined. Many of the streets are wider than necessary or contain wasted space, and that’s where the Pavement to Parks initiative comes in. The recently-launched program puts plazas and seating areas in excess roadways by painting over the asphalt, installing tables and chairs, and putting up protective barriers.

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