Readers invited to nominate places for urban makeovers.

Bike corral + parklet in South End

Before: Just another parking space in front of Queen City Bicycles in South End on E. Park Ave. (Image:

There's always a need for more public seating and bike racks in South End, especially now that food trucks and gallery openings are no longer a well-kept hot-spot secret, drawing hundreds of folks. 

Why circle the block multiple times looking for parking when you can roll up on two wheels right next to your destination? Why not extend the sidewalk into more of a patio/front porch style social experience? 

This option creates a way to pedal to a special event, while adding a spot to meet friends.