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Public space is space that is open to the public. This is essential to the quality of life and economic functioning of any area whereby public space supports transportation, movement, exercise, social processes and cultural life. Public space is essentially a right as people have freedom of movement and children have a right to play. Additionally, access to natural areas such as green parks and gardens is beneficial to human thriving. The following are common examples of public space.
Alleyways
Avenues
Beaches
Biking trails
Blue space such as rivers and lakes
Boardwalks
Boulevards
Campgrounds
Campuses of public universities
Canals
Cemeteries
Conservation areas
Dog parks
Greenbelts
Highways
Hiking trails
Historical sites
Lanes
Libraries
Linear parks
Living streets
Marine sanctuaries
Markets
Monuments
Museums
National parks
Nature reserves
Opera houses
Parks
Performing arts facilities
Picnic areas
Piers
Play streets
Playgrounds
Pocket parks
Promenades
Public concert halls
Public facilities
Public gardens
Public land
Public squares
Public swimming pools
Recreational facilities
Riverside areas
Roads
Scenic lookouts
Shopping streets
Skate parks
Sports facilities
Streets
Superblocks
Train stations
Water parks
Waterfront areas
Wildlife sanctuaries
Woonerf – a multipurpose area that allows slow cars
Zoos

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