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Shared Spaces Manual

The Shared Spaces Program is a permitting platform to allow San Francisco residents, community and non-profit organizations; small business owners; and art, entertainment, and cultural organizations to activate the public realm for community-focused purposes and commerce. Shared Spaces can be located on sidewalks, curbside parking lanes, whole streets, and vacant lots.

The San Francisco Shared Spaces Manual is a comprehensive overview of the goals, policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Shared Spaces program in San Francisco. All parklets are now regulated under the Shared Spaces legislation. This version was published in April, 2023.

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