For those of you who have casually wondered what an auto-oriented street would be like if it were reclaimed by people, for people, Park(ing) Day is an annual step in that direction. Participants in cities around the U.S. and the world ‘park’ themselves in a parking space for the day, paying the meter of course, and make a third place of it.
Founded in 2005 by Rebar, a collaborative group of creatives in San Francisco, it is now sponsored nationally by the Trust for Public Land (TPL). The list of participating cities now numbers over 80 in the U.S. and a few around the world. However, New York City alone had 50 park(ing) spaces throughout the city – which you can see in the video above.
What kind of spaces would you create on Park(ing) Day? What kind of spaces did you see or experience?