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The number of PARK(ing) Day installations in San Francisco featured on the PARK(ing) Day website has grown in the past 24 hours, as more people have registered their event on the above map. Where are you celebrating PARK(ing) Day today? Please send your photos to tips@sf.streetsblog.org, Tweet them to us or add them to our Flickr pool.

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