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Peek at a “parklet”

August 18, 2014

Want to know what a “parklet” is?

Take a wander…but hurry… down to Doran’s premises on King William Road and suss out the temporary mini-park which is on show as part of a demonstration for what is being touted as the KWR “Vision”.

The idea is for sections of the thoroughfare to , eventually, be taken over by mini-oases as part of a transformation of the busy commuter route into a  pedestrian and shopper friendly destination.

Unley Council staff will  only  be  on hand daily from 10 a.m til 2.00p.m. daily until August  24 to explain the project…Hence the “hurry” warning.

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  1. August 19, 2014 12:10 pm

    The parklet idea is an absolutely fantastic initiative of Council.
    This demo parklet is a great way to show the community what is coming and to help determined where the 2 permanent parklets will be located on King William Road.
    It would great to have parklets on Goodwood Road and Unley Road, but clearway restrictions prohibit such an idea.

    For more of my thoughts visit Bob’s Blog 😉

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  2. Alice Tahon permalink
    September 8, 2014 10:01 pm

    If the trial parklet is the best that the City of Unley can come up with, I fear that all the architects and designers have fled the city. What an ugly, tacky, shoddy eyesore! This “creation” comprised a bit of old timber, a bit of mismatched fencing, some coloured lights and some half-dead plants, plus low, uncomfortable furniture stuck on the roadside. I thought it looked a shocker from the street, it looked just as bad from the footpath. My first thought was that the council had invited Dorans, just before closing down, to put out their leftover shop fittings for Hard Rubbish Day. The visionaries who advised the council got it all very wrong when they opined that there’s a glut of on-street parking in King William Road and that locals and visitors just aren’t using numerous car parking spaces which could otherwise be turned into parklets. Try telling that to the motorists who cruise King William Road looking in vain for somewhere to park so they don’t have to walk 500 metres to get a takeaway coffee or pop into the optometrist, jeweller, fashion boutique etc. I’ve felt for years that the council should be creating more, not less, parking behind both sides of King William Road and creating alleyways between there and the road. Heaven knows there are enough empty buildings and unused backyards for the council to make an offer to turn these spaces into parking. Look at the multi-tiered carpark and other parking options on either side of The Parade at Norwood. Now that’s an area which really appreciates its locals and visitors! Oh and by the way, has anyone tried to pull into a parking space behind a park let or back into a space in front? Good luck with that! Not only can’t you see where you’re going or coming, but also you stand a good chance of ending up with splinters or a bit of fencing on your vehicle.

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    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      September 11, 2014 5:20 am

      Alice. Thank you for not holding back!!

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