Your chosen location should:
- be in a well lit area
- be located on the highway (road)
- have low demand for parking spaces
- be unlikely to receive strong opposition
It should not:
- block service areas such as manholes
- be on red lines or double and single yellow lines
- be located on or opposite a junction
- have safety concerns or known anti-social behaviour issues
- be used for items such as electric vehicle charging or cycle parking
Some roads may not be suitable. For example, not on all private estates, Lambeth housing estates, private roads and TfL red routes side roads (e.g. Brixton and Streatham High Road.)
When reviewing locations, we will consider whether there are any future plans for added infrastructure such as cycle parking or dockless bays.
We may need to remove a parking space to put the parklet in. Have a think about the location you are suggesting. Does it have a lot of free spaces or is there competition for space?
We will prioritise:
- areas that lack access to local, small and pocket parks
- initial proposals over those who have submitted multiple proposals
- areas subject to flooding
Those who are successful will become a parklet keeper.
Here are some useful websites that may provide inspiration and further understanding of parklets:
- Possible’s Parklet plotter shows where people think would be ideal for a parklet and shows a location’s access to a green space.
- Father Nature has created parklets using wood.
- Living Streets provide information on why we need parklets.
- Meristem Design have created parklets across London.