Pavement to Parks is a great organization with a great idea: "Many of [San Francisco's] streets are excessively wide and contain large zones of wasted space, especially at intersections. San Francisco's new 'Pavement to Parks' projects seek to temporarily reclaim these unused swathes and quickly and inexpensively turn them into new public plazas and parks. During the temporary closure, the success of these plazas will be evaluated to understand what adjustments need to be made in the short term, and ultimately, whether the temporary closure should be a long term community investment." This video by our friends at StreetFilms shows the trial on Divisdero Street, and it looks like a major success. I know I say this every time, but I hope other cities are paying attention!