Scenes from Park(ing) Day Across the Region

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Something unusual is happening with parking spaces today, and no, we’re not referring to the mysterious disappearance of New York City DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg’s Honda.

Today is Park(ing) Day, “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” Here’s a look at some “parks,” or more accurately, “parklets” from around the tri-state region.

Uber set up a parklet in Stamford:

And TO Design set one up in downtown New Britain:

And Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies organized a parklet in New Haven:

In New Jersey, local businesses teamed up to create a beach on Kings Highway in Haddonfield.

And there was a parklet in downtown Newark:

New York City didn’t have many Park(ing) Day installations, but here’s one that Friends of the High Line organized:

There were plenty more outside the region. Our colleagues at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission set up a parklet in Philadelphia:

And there was this one, organized by the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC, where they were blending smoothies with pedal power:

And in Massachusetts, the Cambridge Development Department replaced parking spaces with a protected bike lane:

For more, check out this list of unique Park(ing) Day installations from around the globe, compiled by our friends at Streetsblog.

1 Comment on "Scenes from Park(ing) Day Across the Region"

  1. Parking Day is a brilliant event and the folks who participate should be commended. Many of the spots have been transformed into a beautiful oasis. Great job!

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