I joined a few friends on a short bike ride to see one of San Francisco's "Pavement to Parks."
This is an innovative program to transform underutilized space - sometimes roads that aren't critical to the city's transportation network - into public gathering spaces.
This is the Showplace Triangle located near an art college. During the day, it's a gathering spot for students and popular for lunch breaks.
This space used to be a road and a car parking lot - and now it's a gathering spot for pedestrians and bicyclists.
One of the goals of "Pavement to Parks" is to transform these public spaces with simple changes that don't require much money.