Park[ing] Day LA

The first annual Park[ing] Day LA, was on Friday, September 21st 2007,
which brought together a diverse constituency of community groups,
neighborhood councils, design & architecture firms, professional
organizations, non-profits, cyclists & pedestrian advocates as they
worked together and transformed numerous parking spaces & parking
lots located throughout LA into ephemeral parks for the day. By
occupying a parking spot, volunteers enhanced the streets with
sustainably designed pocket-parks.

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Park(ing) Day Recap

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Photo from Ubrayj 02’s Park in Front of the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop Well, Park(ing) Day has come and gone and for at least another year, the urban jungle known as Los Angeles will be a little less green than it was for one glorious day last Friday.  However, Park(ing) Day isn’t just about temporarily […]

Park(ing) Day L.A. Wrap and A Peek Into the Future of Parking In L.A.

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Worldwide, last Friday’s Park(ing) Day saw street creativity on six continents. Park(ing) Day L.A. hosted a number of creative efforts that help Angelenos reconsider just what we’re doing with all that street real estate. Below is a quick run-down of some Southern California Park(ing) Day sites I enjoyed (apologies to the other great Park(ing) sites […]

Streetfilms: PARK(ing) Day 2007 NYC (en español)

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The geniuses at Streetfilms have begun taking some of their films and translating them to Spanish.  As we rapidly approach Parking Day both here and in New York, it makes sense that the fist film to be translated is their film on last year’s Parking Day NYC.  For more information on Parking Day LA, click […]
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A Sunday Afternoon in the Land of Parking Craters

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Ah, a relaxing day at the park — in modern America. This spoof on Georges Seurat’s iconic painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” was produced by Memphis activist David Lindsey. The inspiration: Memphis now directs overflow parking from the Memphis Zoo to the city’s historic Overton Park, despite vigorous local opposition. A pair of lawsuits […]

Today’s Headlines

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The Case for Taxing Vehicle Mileage (WSJ) More on the Lowenthal Parking Bill (Greater Greater Washington, Curbed) Safety a Concern for Eastside Gold Line Extension (Eastside Sun) Parking Hike Effecting Gold Line Commuters at Park and Ride (LA Now) A Day in the Life of L.A.’s Parking Ambassasdor (Times) Port Cargo Levels Sinking Fast (Times) […]

Announcing the “Parking Day Ride”

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Recycled Movie Celebrates Park(ing) Day in East Hollywood in 2008 Mark it down on your calendar, September 18 is the date for this year’s Park(ing) Day LA.  While some people find the event, ahem, a little nerdy; for Livable Streets advocates Park(ing) Day falls somewhere between their birthday and Halloween in their list of favorite […]