Douglas Street unveils the city's first Parklet giving road space to pedestrians and cyclists

Douglas Street unveils the city's first Parklet giving road space to pedestrians and cyclists
The Parklet on Douglas Street. 

A section of Douglas Street normally used to park cars has been redesigned into the city's first 'Parklet', a space where people can sit and relax and linger.

The People's Parklet on the street will officially be opened on Wednesday.

The amenity, located outside the Cork Flower Studio combines elements of seating, planting and bike parking and offers an alternative experience of the city and the street. 

It is an open and public space, that invites residents and passers-by to interact socially, and to foster a sense of place, community and environment.

Corks groups including Benchspace Cork, The Transport and Mobility Forum, Mad About Cork, The Douglas Street Business Association and a build team lead by Rory Drinan collaborated to bring Siobhan Keogh's design to life. 

The project was supported and funded by the Cork City Council Placemaking Fund 2019

It will remain on Douglas Street until AutumnFest on September 29th.

This parklet is moveable and can be relocated to different areas in the city centre. 

It is hoped that it will enhance whatever public space it is placed in, bringing a pop of natural materials, green planting and vibrant artwork to what might otherwise be a concrete, overlooked or neglected space.

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