Pavement to Parks has played an integral role in the early incubation of urban prototyping in San Francisco. These portable, flexible fixtures are experimental responses to lack of open space, peak-time bicycle parking demand, and other local needs. Starting with the Parklet typology, Pavement to Parks has been continually engaged in various small prototyping projects that push engineering, technological, and functional potential of small-scale interventions.
Urban Prototyping Exchange
Follow on the heels of it’s five-year anniversary, Pavement to Parks will be launching the “Urban Prototyping Exchange,” a platform for connecting prototype innovators with communities who are interested in implementing these ideas in their own neighborhoods. In the summer of 2015, a library of prototype ideas will become available from this webpage. The library will draw from past prototyping partners, including ideas submitted to the 2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival.