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Park(ing) Day

Posted in Movements by Devin Maeztri on October 6th, 2008

The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #79, 30 September 2008, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar, www.goingsolar.com.au/transport. This newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.

“It’s a car park and when you put the money in the meter it’s essentially taking out a short-term lease on a space and you can do what you want with it,” said 29-year-old Alicia Hooper [Melbourne]…Since International Parking Day began in San Francisco in 2005, people have filled their car parks with beds, aquariums, putting greens and anything people can play with.
Ref: Hamish Townsend, The Age, 19/9/08,

From Flatbush Gardener

From Flatbush Gardener

“Brisbane’s first Park(ing) Day will feature 47 parking spaces, joining hundreds of others across the globe, from New York to Rio De Janeiro. PedBikeTrans president Robyn Davies said Little Stanley Street will be dotted with Park(ing) spaces, and will feature street furniture and some more unusual aspects.”
Ref: Andrew Wight, Brisbane Times, 19/9/08

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