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PARK(ing) Day 2013, in Photos

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.

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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.

2013 Park(ing) Day

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!

2013 Park(ing) Day

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The interactive “park” we set up was a fantastic way to get folks to consider bicycling!

2013 Park(ing) Day

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For more pictures, see our PARK(ing) Day Flickr set and our instagram page.

1 comments
sal.ruibal
sal.ruibal

Pretty Cool.  Maybe we should move it to the C&O Canal Towpath until the government re-opens.

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