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PARK(ing) Day seems normal to me. Is that weird?

PARK(ing) is Happening Today in Traverse City

A simple gesture of space reclamation. Photo Credit: Rebar

It’s the most normal of things and it’s happening today from 10-2 in parking spaces on Front St. in Traverse City.

Come meet someone in a temporary parklet or create your own.  Bring a friend, a chair , a plant and some quarters for the meter. If you get any flack, just be polite and nice. PARK(ing) Day is officially happening in other locations around the world this Friday, however, locally scheduling worked better today. Come on down; it’s completely normal.

We will try to post updates from the street on the MyWHaT Facebook and Twitter pages.

Where Else are People PARK(ing)?

From the Official Press Release

PARK(ing) day is an annual event where artists, activists and citizens temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces.  Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure.

“In urban centers around the world, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution,” says Rebar’s Matthew Passmore. “The strategies that generated these conditions are not sustainable, nor do they promote a healthy, vibrant human habitat. PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the urban landscape.”

About Rebar (http://www.rebargroup.org). Founded in 2004 in San Francisco, Rebar is an internationally recognized art and design studio operating at the intersection of art, design and activism.

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