December 20, 2005

Park(Ing) Spaces

Category: Cars


This is truly brilliant. A group in San Francisco concerned witht the lack of greenspace in the city recently asked the question: As long as you put money in the meter, who's to say a parking space has to have a car in it? As a result, they laid down some sod and built a mini-park in a downtown SF parkling space, then sat back and observed with amusment what happened. Everyone loved it, some people even sat down and read a book, and no law enforcement officials did anything. I love it.

Posted by Nick at December 20, 2005 11:46 PM


Very cool and creative. A few colleagues and I wanted to try the similar experiement as some form of psuedo-psycho protest (to lay some sod down on a downtown surface parking lot that was slated for new corporate development). I guess it might have worked, as long as we paid the hourly parking tab.

Posted by: zach at January 19, 2006 8:58 PM

I love it. Some people are so creative. I wish I could have seen the reactions!

Posted by: Tanya at February 13, 2006 10:37 PM

a group did this in New York not long ago. Transportation Alternatives set up lawn chairs in a couple parking spots in a nice neighborhood in Brooklyn. There was a short film about it. Also check out the recently-released "Contested Streets"

Posted by: alexis at July 14, 2006 7:25 AM

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