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Design for Distancing installs parklet on Belair Street – WBAL TV Baltimore

We want to show that there is a safe way to reshape the public realm and sort of address people’s concerns about public health in the pandemic. But also have it be a fun and vibrant, socially engaging place to be, um, but creating parameters that help people stay physically distant, yeah.

Design for Distancing installs parklet on Belair Road

Updated: 4:02 PM EDT Sep 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to rethink everything we do and how we do it.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||The city of Baltimore decided to rise to that challenge and help redesign public spaces to adapt.On Friday, the Design for Distancing team finished its latest installation on Belair Road in northeast Baltimore.”We want to show that there is a safe way to reshape the public realm and, sort of, address people’s concerns about public health in the pandemic, but also have it be a fun and vibrant, socially engaging place to be, but creating parameters that help people stay physically distant,” said Heidi Thomas, with EnviroCollab.To encourage a safe distance between people, the space has been redesigned with signs, barriers and, of course, a hand sanitizer station.This isn’t the only one. The initiative is reworking public spaces all across the city.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to rethink everything we do and how we do it.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||

The city of Baltimore decided to rise to that challenge and help redesign public spaces to adapt.

On Friday, the Design for Distancing team finished its latest installation on Belair Road in northeast Baltimore.

“We want to show that there is a safe way to reshape the public realm and, sort of, address people’s concerns about public health in the pandemic, but also have it be a fun and vibrant, socially engaging place to be, but creating parameters that help people stay physically distant,” said Heidi Thomas, with EnviroCollab.

To encourage a safe distance between people, the space has been redesigned with signs, barriers and, of course, a hand sanitizer station.

This isn’t the only one. The initiative is reworking public spaces all across the city.

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