PARK(ing) Day returns to San Francisco and across the world this Friday, September 21st. It’s a one day event organized by the San Francisco art organization REBAR where people temporarily transform parking spaces into public parks.
More than 70% of most cities’ outdoor space is dedicated to the private vehicle while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people. Around the nation, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel, and more pollution. Itâ€™s time to rethink the way streets are used!
A metered parking spot is an inexpensive short-term lease for a 10’x20’ plot of land. Imagine what you can do in a space usually dedicated to private vehicle storage. Parking Day began in a single metered parking spot in San Francisco and then spread around the world. People who want more open space, less traffic, and safer streets have joined together.