We are pleased to announce the release of our study of the impact of the trial parklet on Divisadero Street between Hayes and Grove Streets, in front of Cafe Mojo.
Our research reveals that the trial parklet has already increased pedestrian activity in the study area, the satisfaction of pedestrians in the area and people’s sense of community character.
- The greatest increase in activity was seen on weekday evenings when pedestrian traffic rose 37% from an average of 363 to 497 people per hour. The average number of pedestrians during all observation periods increased 13%.
- The average number of people sitting or standing increased 30% from 10 to 13 at a time, and the average number of weekday visitors in particular almost doubled from 8 to 14 people at a time.
- The percent of people surveyed who thought the area has a strong sense of community character increased from 80% to 90%
- Despite the increase in potential customers walking by all stores, nearby businesses are evenly split between whether they agree the parklet should be made permanent or not.