parking day

September 21, 2012, 1pm PDT
First appearing in San Francisco in 2005, Park(ing) Day aims to call attention to the need for more urban open space by taking over parking spots and re-purposing them as temporary public spaces. Today it is being celebrated across the world.
The New York Times
September 16, 2010, 1pm PDT
Bill Fulton, Mayor of the City of Ventura, reports that within moments of launching paid parking on downtown streets drivers began behaving as intended, with all-day parkers moving to new lots.
Bill Fulton
Blog post
September 28, 2008, 12pm PDT
I've always wanted, but never quite had the cred, to go to Burning Man. Instead, I went to this year's rendition of National Park(ing) Dayin the hopes that it would provide a reasonable, if diminuative, substitute in temporary parks across the country. Creative minds can do a lot with 180 square feet, especially when there are straight-laced passers-by to shock and paradigms to subvert.
Josh Stephens
September 21, 2008, 7am PDT
The New York Times uses the events of Park(ing) Day to review the radical changes taking place in the city's parking policies. Tune in on Monday for Planetizen's own coverage of the Los Angeles festivities.
The New York Times