While the separation of the street and the sidewalk is generally defined through on-street parking, street furniture, and physical elements that buffer pedestrians from motorists, curbsides have the potential to host a wide variety of uses beyond parking.
On-street parking spaces or curbside travel lanes may be converted to bus lanes or cycle tracks. 2–4 parking spaces can be replaced with a parklet or bike corral. On weekends or at lunch time, curbsides can host food trucks or vendors that activate street life and create a destination within the street.
Curbsides have the potential to host a wide variety of uses beyond parking.
See Curb Extensions
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.