Turn parking into parks for Park(ing) Day
Today is Park(ing) Day, and all across the US city-dwellers are claiming car parking spaces and temporarily converting them to parks for people.
Instead of using all our street space to store cars, why not use some of it to make our cities nicer places to live? On Park(ing) Day, groups find an on-street parking space, pay the meter to claim it legally, and instead of parking a car, they park seats, tables, plants, or whatever.
Groups are sponsoring parklets all over the DC region today. I visited two near my Arlington office alone.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.
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