The "parklets" are intended to be an extension of the sidewalk and feature seating and plants, as well as possible space for bicycles to park.
Jim Brown with Sacramento-Area Bicycle Advocates says it's a great step for the city.
"This is a step towards acknowledging that our streets are public places -- they are not the exclusive domain of cars," says Brown. "And this is one of the first steps toward making our streets a safer, friendlier place to visit and to do business."
Parklets will be created by business owners, will be open to the public, and will be designed to be removable.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District says it has grant money available -- of about $1,000 for ten business owners -- to help businesses design and install the parklets.
Joseph Hurley is with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
"We're very excited to see it," says Hurley. "We think it's a very effective means of improving pedestrian and bike access on public streets."
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