A parklet is a small public sidewalk extension, usually extending two parking space lengths combining elements such as seating, trees, flowers, shrubs, umbrellas, bike parking or lighting that reflect the unique character and needs of the location. Parklets are intended to provide space for people to sit, relax and enjoy the city around them, providing aesthetic enhancement to the overall streetscape. By not requiring a permanent concrete base, parklets are a much faster and less expensive way for the City to bring sidewalk improvements to a neighbourhood.