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Why we love PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day sees kerbsides around the world turned into gardens, libraries, concert venues and cafés. Mark Moran thinks this is a great idea

Mark Moran
05 October 2016
PARK(ing) Day has caught on across North America, much of Europe and in Australasia
PARK(ing) Day has caught on across North America, much of Europe and in Australasia

 

PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that sees cities around the world convert parking bays into ‘Parklets’, temporary spaces where people can sit, talk, read books, listen to music and play games. This year’s event took place on 16 September, with an estimated 1,000 parklets being created in around 35 countries.

PARK(ing) Day was launched in 2005 in San Francisco by an art and design collective called Rebar. Their original intention was to take over a parking bay for a couple of...

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