25 July 2008

What Does PARK[ing] Day Look Like?

Above are some examples of previous PARK[ing] Day projects, found here; more examples here.

23 July 2008

Why PARK[ing]?

More than 70 percent of most cities' outdoor space is dedicated to the private vehicle while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people. Around the nation, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel, and more pollution. It’s time to rethink the way streets are used!

A metered parking spot is an inexpensive short-term lease for a 10'x20' plot of land. Imagine what you can do in a space usually dedicated to private vehicle storage. PARK[ing] Day began in a single metered parking spot in San Francisco and then spread around the world.

Here's calling all people in Cincinnati who want more open space, less traffic, and safer streets. We're looking for people to help organize the second annual Cincinnati PARK(ing) Day Sept. 19. PARK[ing] Day is a one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into "PARK(ing]" spaces: temporary public parks and art installations.

To learn more, go to PARK[ing] Day, or become our MySpace friend!

photo: PARK[ing] Day 2007, Cincinnati, OH