My Park is More Important Than Your Parking Space
September 20th, 2007

Tomorrow, if you’re a driver, and you notice that your parking space has become a miniature park – don’t worry, it’s not a part of the mayor’s plan to make sure every New Yorker lives within a ten minute walk of a park. Although some might like it to be.

The parking spaces are being reclaimed as parks for the day as part of a global event called “Park(ing) Day.” It’s something akin to Critical Mass, when a group of bike riders take over streets for bicycles, although there won’t be police on scooters monitoring these parks.

There will be nearly 25 mini-parks around the city, mostly in Manhattan. Some public officials are even involved. City Councilmember Gale Brewer is promoting a park organized by her office as a way to “encourage people to imagine rebalanced public streets in favor of increased community interaction, renewal and the facilitation of safe and sustainable transportation.”

For more on this, see our Park Topic Page

By on September 20, 2007, 3:53 am
In category: Land Use,Parks,Transportation | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses to “My Park is More Important Than Your Parking Space”

  1. AL SMITH Says:
    September 20th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    I AM VERY ANGRY BOUT THE WAY THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS FOR 6 YEARS OVERDEVLOPED OUR CITY IN EVERY BORO WITH OUT ADDING PARKING NEW SCHOOLS ROADS ETC.
    THIS IS INSANE AND NOW THEY WANT TO
    TAKE IT OUT ON PEOPLE WHO OWN CARS.
    MOST OF OUR PARKS IN THE OUTER BOROS
    ARE IN SHAMBLES.
    BECAUSE WE HAVE THE WORST PARKS COMM. EVER.
    AND THIS MAYOR COVERED UP THE REAL TRUTH OF 911.

  2. Dave H. Says:
    September 20th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Hmm, Al. That’s an interesting theory. Thanks for putting it on the table.

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