VACANT FREMANTLE PARKLETS NOT ATTRACTIVE
The City of Fremantle should have another look at its parklet policy and adjust it as it is not working at present.
The parklets that have been approved are more often than not vacant and not used by anyone for days, so they are a waste of space.
I walk the streets of the West End every day of the week and have never seen anyone sitting at the parklet of the Fremantle Hostel in Pakenham Street or the one down the road at the Natural Light photography cafe.
Even the parklet at Bread in Common in the same street is mostly without patrons, and the one at the Lapa restaurant in Hight Street, next to the more frequented alfresco area of the National Hotel, is also hardly ever occupied with diners.
In contrast the very first Freo parklet at the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street is popular with patrons.
Parklets take away essential inner city parking and loading bays and if they are not used they should be dismantled and the space returned to the City for parking as these empty spaces are not attractive at all.