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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Why is There a Picnic in My Parking Spot?

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Park(ing) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, May 6, 2006. The sign says, "Public space reclamation in progress." Today is International Park(ing) Day, the day when urban dwellers all around the world reclaim on-street parking spaces for purposes more creative and life-affirming than private motor vehicle storage. If you found a bunch of kids playing in an […]

More Park(ing) Day: San Fran Rolls Out the Parkcycle

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  I was pretty sure that New York City had San Francisco beat for this year’s Park(ing) Day, what, with the children’s reading hour and the on-street gymnasium in Brooklyn; Staten Island and Queens getting in on the act; and German tourists frolicking on the sod in front of the MoMA (all captured by StreetFilms, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Park(ing) Day is Coming

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Depressed about the direction Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan is heading? Cheer yourself up by starting to plan for Park(ing) Day 2007. Friday, September 21 is the day when urban dwellers the world over pop quarters into parking meters and take over on-street spaces, temporarily transforming them into miniature parks, playgrounds, cafés and community spaces. […]