Graphic: What one parklet equals

The City of Boston spent between $15,000 and $25,000 each to install two parklets this year, one in Jamaica Plain and another in Mission Hill. Here’s what one parklet is equivalent to, spacewise:

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  • Two parallel parking spaces

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  • Twenty-four bicycles in two bike corrals

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  • One regulation-sized horseshoes court

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  • Fourteen Christmas trees

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  • Twenty-three pumpkins in a patch

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  • Thirty spots for chess players in a tournament

SOURCES: Strathmeyer Forests Inc.; Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences;
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