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MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis
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MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Melisa Tintocalis

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  • 1. Outside the Box: Repurposing Parking for Placemaking, Sprawl Repair, and Better Transit MAPC’s sParking Ideas April 8, 2014
  • 2. WHAT?! In Lexington? Creating Massachusetts’s 1st Parklet & Bike Corral
  • 3. Massachusetts Avenue – looking west Lexington, MA
  • 4. The State’s 1st Parklet & Bike Corral 1720 Mass Ave
  • 5. Grand Opening: June 15, 2013 Assembling the decking: Nearly 300 SF of renewed public space
  • 6. The Rationale Placemaking & Economic Benefits
  • 7. Placemaking “Capitalizes on a community’s assets, inspiration, and potential- ultimately creating good public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being” source: www.pps.com William Whyte Jane Jacobs A multi-facetedapproach to the planning, design and managementof public spaces
  • 8. Average Monthly Customer Expenditures by Mode of Travel 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Bike Walk Auto Transit $61 $76 $66 $58 Bicyclists & Pedestrians spend less per trip BUT the number of trips are greater = the overall expenditures are greater than auto users. Total expenditures at bars, convenience stores, and restaurants Economic Benefits of Bikes & Peds
  • 9. Economic Benefits
  • 10. Economic Benefits
  • 11. OUR 6-STEP APPROACH To creating new bike and public space
  • 12. 1. Link to Economic Development Goals Promote the vitality of the Center and small business
  • 13. 2. Partner with Local Businesses
  • 14. UNDERUTILIZED: Placed in the front of lawn of the Post Office WELL- UTILIZED: Placed next to a café, froyo, running store
  • 15. 3. Collaborate & Build Support Project Center Committee Bike Committee Police DPW Local Business Elected Officials Tourism
  • 16. 4. Pilot, Pilot, Pilot
  • 17. Use Park(ing) Day As a Pilot
  • 18. LexingtonBikeActivity: 60%increaseAfterPilotCorralin2012 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 BEFORE CORRAL AFTER CORRAL Bicyclists Counted 5. Document Success 194 311
  • 19. 6. Build on Success Parklet with seating & bikes for June 2013
  • 20. Key Questions to Ask 1. How does the project align with your community’s economic development goals? 1. Who is your local business partner? Is it a compatible use? 1. How will you collaborate and build support for the project (and with who) ?

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