Follow these instructions to decide if a Shared Spaces permit is a good decision for your organization or business.
Check our permit types and options for new Shared Spaces
If you are applying for a new Shared Spaces permit, check our permit types and options.
We offer Shared Spaces permits for 4 different kinds of spaces:
- Curb lane
- Street closures
Check our rules about where you can have a Shared Space
You cannot have Shared Spaces on all sidewalks or parking lanes.
Read your Shared Spaces responsibilities
You must agree to our legal responsibilities to get a Shared Spaces permit.
Design your Shared Space
For the permanent program, we will require site plans of your proposed Shared Space. Follow our instructions to design a site plan that meets our rules.
Your plans must meet:
- Public Works code
- Transportation code
- Fire code
- Planning code
Design your sidewalk Shared Space
Design your parklet or parking lane Shared Space
Make your space accessible
Follow our instructions in the Shared Spaces manual to make sure your space is accessible.
Check what related permits you need
You need other permits for outdoor entertainment, propane heaters, alcohol sales, and other activities.
Get your Shared Spaces permit
Once you decide you want to apply for a Shared Spaces permit, follow these steps to prepare your application, apply, and get your issued permit.
Get a Shared Spaces permit for your sidewalk or parklet
Close the street to traffic temporarily
Last updated April 20, 2023