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 […]

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 […]

Happy Park(ing) Day

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Image: Farm Lab With the exception of those stories that are already posted, LA Streetsblog will be dark the rest of the day while I complete the Park(ing) Day ride with whoever feels like joining me for part of the ride. Park(ing) Day is one of my favorite days of the year.  For 364 days […]

From Park(ing) Day to Park(d) Plaza

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Last year, City Fabrick–an urban design nonprofit which attempts to transform physical environments for people–opted for a different approach to Park(ing) Day. Instead of occupying a metered space, they opted–via nothing but black and white masking tape–to create a space for the public without losing a single parking stall. Their newest project, Park(d) Plaza, doesn’t […]