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San Francisco style mini park for Greater Manchester

Shoppers, diners and businesses in Stockport town centre will be the first in Greater Manchester to benefit from a San Francisco style parklet.

That's a mini-park installed on-street that features seating, greenery and cycle parking.

To complement an underused part of the street a pocket park has also been installed.

This features an art wall, a concrete table tennis table and chimes for children to play with.

A parklet in Atlanta, USA Credit: facebook
Commissioner Chris Boardman Credit: pa

If the monitoring period is successful, more could be rolled out across Greater Manchester on residential streets and near offices and schools.