Mayor Newsom Opens Two New "Pavement to Parks"
02/25/10 – Mayor Newsom today announced the completion and official opening of two new ‘Pavement to Parks’ sites at Showplace Triangle and Guerrero Park. The Mayor also announced the plan for 12 more Pavement to Parks in 2010.San Francisco’s streets and public rights-of-way make up 25% of the city’s land area, more space than is found in all of the city’s parks. Many streets are excessively wide and contain large zones of wasted space, especially at intersections. San Francisco’s ‘Pavement to Parks’ projects seek to temporarily reclaim these unused swathes and quickly and inexpensively turn them into new public plazas and parks. Read more