Porec Parklets to Secure More Space for Pedestrians and Socializing

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Source: the City of Poreč - Parenzo
Porec parklets
Porec parklets

A little more than half a year ago, we reported that the City of Poreč is preparing an exciting project named Living streets, revitalizing the streets of European cities, namely turning them into “living rooms,” or green oases for relaxation. With the approved funds from the European Union, this project is finally starting to be realized in this Istrian town.

With the successful application of another “green” city project within the EU project EUKI (European Climate Initiative), the City of Poreč-Parenzo got a little more than 150,000.00 kunas in grants for the implementation of the Living streets project.

As part of the project, and to increase green areas, the streets of Poreč will get a new look – the so-called parklets. Parklet means an improvised green area that extends from the sidewalk to the pavement and thus occupies several parking spaces and creates more space for people, inviting them to socialize or representing a public space accessible to all. In this way, urban areas are ennobled and given back their original purpose – to serve the citizens.

In cooperation with citizens, the project aims to point out the importance of public space in urban areas. Thus, Poreč will be revitalized by systematic and long-term micro-transformations of city streets and spaces often congested with traffic and cars, especially during the summer months.

This project also seeks to reduce the use of personal vehicles, which would directly impact reducing the negative effects on human health. Also, emissions of both greenhouse and other gases would be reduced, which will significantly impact the quality of life in Poreč.

The project team has chosen Zagrebačka Street as the location of the future parklet. Besides the City, the project partners are the city company Parentium and the association Zona for improving the quality of life.


Photo: the City of Poreč-Parenzo

Source: the City of Poreč-Parenzo

To read more about this Istrian town, check our Total Croatia guide for Poreč.

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