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Help Bars & Restaurants in SF Get New Pop-up Parklets

Change.org petition wants to make it easier for bars & restaurants to be able to open safely and serve outdoors
By - posted 5/18/2020 No Comment

San Francisco still may be many weeks away from allowing bars and restaurants to have any indoor customers, so Sean Mason started a petition to make it easier for local businesses to fast track outdoors pop-up parklets to best serve customers safely, outdoors and in a socially-distant manner.

The Pop-Up Parklet Movement aims to allow businesses to expand their interior walls to be used to seat and serve customers. 

The organizers’ goal is to gather 1,000 signatures to present to the city.

This is a call to Mayor London Breed, the SFMTA and the City of San Francisco to allow local bars, restaurants, and other small businesses to utilize the parking spaces and potentially a lane or two of the street to set up, free of charge, temporary, safe, social distancing spaces to conduct their business.  This is also a call to allow certain appropriate streets to be closed to make larger Pop-Up Parklets.

Each business can design their Pop-Up Parklet as creatively as they like and in essence, this is a fun and uplifting way to make creative, safe spaces where businesses can reopen. 

Guidelines such as sectioned off areas, with a limited capacity, will be a part of this process and all social distancing rules will be followed.

Read more about the Pop-Up Parket Movement (PUP) Change.org petition.