PARK(ing) Day

"Join the SFBC at Parking Day – volunteer to help plan, set up and dismantle the SFBC PARK(ing) spot. Email marc@sfbike.org to volunteer. The SFBC will also be setting up a very special Energizer Station on PARK(ing) Day to showcase our fantastic outreach program to visiting bicycle and walking advocacy groups.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public parks. Anyone can participate in PARK(ing) Day, though it is strictly a non-commercial project, intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play. www.parkingday.org"

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Scenes from PARK(ing) Day 2010 in San Francisco

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From the Mission to SoMa to Hayes Valley to the Richmond District, people all over San Francisco reclaimed space otherwise reserved for private automobile storage today, transforming them into spaces for people for (PARK)ing Day, a livable streets holiday of sorts celebrated worldwide. The gray weather and humid, misty air didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. “It’s […]

It’s Time to Reclaim the Curb: Celebrate PARK(ing) Day Friday!

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The Sun Shines Down on a Glorious PARK(ing) Day

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A temporary park in front of Ritual Coffee Roasters on Valencia. Flickr photo: Tristan C When the first Park(ing) Day was launched by Rebar in 2005, right here in San Francisco, it was on the vanguard of street space reclamation. Four years later, it’s undoubtedly part of a larger trend that includes such fine company […]

PARK(ing) for Partners

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in shaping the future of your community, clean and green it up now, and take a look back at SF’s architectural tradition. Best of all, the workweek winds down with a Livable Streets tradition — PARK(ing) Day! Here are the highlights. Monday: Public Meeting for […]