Smithson is constantly aware of how parking needs relate to development and design.
“Parking is a concern everywhere,” said Smithson.
Smithson is an avid cyclist. He regularly commutes by bike from his home in Millcreek to his office in downtown Salt Lake. He chose bicycle advocacy as the theme for the parklet, taking advantage of the parklet’s location adjacent to the 300 South protected bike line.
According to Smithson, the goal of the parklet is to:
- Encourage people to think about how they commute to work (car vs. bike)
- Educate people of the benefits of bikes.
- Demonstrate more efficient alternatives to a parking stall.