Tomorrow is Park(ing) Day!

September 20, 2007 at 4:51 pm (environment, neat things) ()

Tomorrow, September 21st, people from all over will reclaim the public space that has been taken from them for automobiles and make them people-friendly again. Find out about park(ing) events near you, take part, and document your experience for Treehugger.

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. It’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.

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