A city is activated through its people. Through it’s energy along the streets. And this energy, is sourced from the human scale – not a vehicular one.
The University of California have created a document providing practical guidance on Parklets, and Cape Town can surely learn a thing or two.
One would think the simple ritual of sitting down would be easy to do, but in Cape Town, your options are limited. Public benches seem to be reserved for parks, with some placed around a few of the city’s public squares, though it is the city’s streets where there is more to see.