Spots park people, not cars, outside local businesses
Three summers have passed since Chicago became one of the first U.S. cities to reimagine on-street parking as places to “park” people, instead of cars. At MPC, we know these types of Placemaking tools have a lasting positive effect on neighborhoods and the people who live in them. This summer, we surveyed all nine Spots across the city to learn more about how people are using them and to gauge their economic impact.
It didn't surprise us to learn that People Spots bring more foot traffic, increase sales and improve the character of a neighborhood. Read our study to get the stats and hear from local business owners.
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