This is a neat event that is another creative way to think about our city, transit and how cars fit into the urban landscape. It fits well into the conversation we have been having about if you need a car in Pittsburgh on the post about Zipcar.
Last year, I posted about Parking Day 2008 and recieved this interesting comment that I wanted to share – which puts some historical perspective of how cars have fit into Pittsburgh over the past centruy or so.
I have a nineteenth century “History of Pittsburg” which lists the word “parking” in the index. I thought this odd as I couldn’t imagine someone parking a carriage. When I looked it up, the word meant the placing and creating of parks in the city which was not done until after the Civil War.
Park(ing) Day, Friday, September 18, 2009 is being coordinated by Mattress Factory, the Office of Public
Art and the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh.
More info about Park(ing) Day and some great photos of the parks from last year is available at http://parkingdaypittsburgh.blogspot.com/
read more about Park(ing) day around the country
- PARK(ing) Day Is Coming Friday, Sept. 18th, But Deadline Is Thurs., Aug. 20th! (b-townblog.com)
- Get ready for PARK(ing) Day (phinneywood.com)
- Art-Streets-Life – San Francisco Great Streets Project (sanfranciscofyi.blogspot.com)
- PARK(ing) Day to create mini park on Friday (phinneywood.com)