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Watch What Happens When Parking Disappears From an Amsterdam Street

Eve Kessler shares news of a new film from Streetfilms that documents the efforts of a neighborhood in Amsterdam to activate a street liberated from parking.
September 17, 2019, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Residents of the Frans Halsbuurt neighborhood joined with their District Alderman Rocco Piers and city planners this year to create public amenities in the space freed up by the removal of 600 parking spots," writes Kessler.

"So they and the designers turned the former parking spaces to such uses as bike parking, a sandbox-trampoline combination, loading zones for freight delivery, and land for a curbside garden. The re-envisioned neighborhood is the kind of car-free, kid-friendly oasis," adds Kessler.

The description of the video posted on Vimeo explains the circumstances of the film's creation:

Mark Gorton, the Chairman of Open Plans was curious to the exact decision process came about to remove on-street parking in the Frans Halsbuurt neighborhood , so he flew to Amsterdam to meet with Rocco Piers, the district alderman who is helping usher in a new way of allowing residents of streets to get together and re-design them the way they would like to see.

The film is also presented as a follow up to the film, "Amsterdam's Removing 10,000 Parking Spaces: See what's possible!" published three months ago.

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Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in StreetsBlog NYC
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