For a few hours last Friday, the D.C. Bike Ambassadors transformed a single metered parking space outside of WABA’s Adams Morgan office into a tiny temporary park.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual event dedicated to transforming car parking spaces into public spaces for people. The project began in San Francisco in 2005, and D.C. hosted a PARK(ing) Day for the first time in four years this year. What started as a guerilla-style event has now been embraced by city officials. This year, DDOT allowed any organization to apply for a permit to create a mini pop-up park as long as they had a proof of insurance and promised to only occupy the space from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The idea behind the Bike Ambassador’s “park” was to provide a safe spot for bicyclists, and an information booth to those wanting to learn more. We created a bicycling photo booth and asked folks to share why they bike!
The interactive “park” we set up was a fantastic way to get folks to consider bicycling!
For more pictures, see our PARK(ing) Day Flickr set and our instagram page.