PHOTOS: PARK(ing) Day 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 11:20 AM

parking day, bike, park A Manhattan 'parklet' created by Transportation Alternatives (image courtesy Transportation Alternatives)

Grab some Astroturf and a lawnchair: Friday, September 20th is the day to redecorate metered parking spaces.

PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 with a single parking space in San Francisco. Today, organizers say it's a worldwide event, spurring conversation about reclaiming public spaces and the shortsightedness of planning streets solely around drivers. Here are some photos of remade parking spaces, from New York to D.C. to Dublin. 

Live/work/play parklet in Tribeca. Yes, that's a hammock. (Eric Rothman via Twitter)

A Fifth Avenue parklet, complete with bike parking (image courtesy Transportation Alternatives)

Kathleen Culliton/WNYC

On 14th Street NW in D.C. (Beyond D.C. via flickr)


PARK(ing) Day in Dublin (Luscious Blopster via flickr)

Looking for a map of worldwide PARK(ing) Day locations? Check this out.


Comments [1]

Matthias from New York, NY

That DC photo was taken on 14 St NW (not "North")

Sep. 20 2013 03:20 PM

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