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Placemaking and temporary installations, also referred to as demonstration projects, are two strategies that help create a sense of place in a neighborhood and engage residents in the planning process. Placemaking typically focuses on developing a neighborhood identity and creating communities amenities such as a wayfinding signage, parklets, and all-ages play space. Demonstration projects focus on testing infrastructure improvements before they are made permanent such as protected bike lanes, high-visibility crosswalks, and curb extensions. Circulate has an extensive inventory of materials for these projects.


  • Parklets for live music, dining, and yard games
  • Community engagement and input collection
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Wayfinding signage