Streetfilms: PARK(ing) Day 2009 in San Francisco and New York

San Francisco and New York were blessed with gorgeous weather Friday, which made for glorious PARK(ing) days in both cities.

In San Francisco, upwards of 34 metered parking spots were transformed into temporary parks, on-street bike parking demonstrations, cafe seating and other public space reimaginings. New York, writes Streetfilms director Clarence Eckerson, had about 50 spaces "filled to the gills with people, sod, chairs, food, fun, games, and in one case – bubbles galore!"

In his latest Streetfilm, John Hamilton, using images submitted to our Flickr pool, features some great San Francisco moments in SoMa, the Mission, and North Beach, and takes us for a brief photo tour of PARK(ing) Day events around the world. Clarence opted to "take it down a notch," and spent more time relaxing in the spaces rather than trying to document as many as possible. The result is two inspiring PARK(ing) Day Streetfilms!

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Streetfilms: Park(ing) Day San Francisco

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Park(ing) Day San FranciscoA Clarence Eckerson StreetfilmRunning time: 6:51 – 22.05 MB, QuickTime New York City Streets Renaissance Filmmaker Clarence Eckerson happened to be in San Francisco on Thursday during International Park(ing) Day. Organized by an art collective called Rebar Group, the idea behind Park(ing) is to reclaim curbside automobile parking spaces by temporarily transforming […]

PARK(ing) Day

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From Park(ing) Day: Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, […]

PARK(ing) Day 2015

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Photo via SPUR From Park(ing) Day: Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San […]

Park(ing) Day

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Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single […]