The "Person Parking" installation gave attendees of Milan's 2009 Public Design Festival a pocket of reprieve within a tightly packed alley. A great way to illustrate how many more bodies can fit in the space of a single unoccupied car!
The parklet idea has been reclaiming parking spaces and turning them into people spaces for a few years now. Here’s a collection of 11 parklets that have been completed in recent years. See them all on contemporist.