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Parklet in Albany, CA, Incorporates AC Transit Bus Stop

AC Transit in Oakland, CA, recently partnered with the city of Albany, CA, and business owners to create a one-of-a-kind bus stop in an 870-square-foot parklet.

Owners of a frozen yogurt shop and a coffee shop proposed the parklet in front of their businesses as a place where people can sit, snack and visit while also waiting for the bus.

The design of the parklet includes three triangular cedar wood and steel benches set into concrete pavers, cedar planks that can serve as benches and tables and a black metal barrier.

Funding for the project included a pledged grant of up to $25,000 in San Francisco Bay Area Safe Routes to Transit funds from AC Transit; $15,000 in city parks and recreation funds; $23,000, plus another $3,600 annually, from the business owners; a contribution from the Alameda Community Foundation; and a Kickstarter campaign that ultimately raised $29,360.

An AC Transit bus pulls up to the stop surrounded by a parklet in Albany, CA.

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