Why Protesters Are Playing Ping-Pong in Your Parking Space


The Wall Street Journal covers PARK(ing) Day:

From Miami to Munich, hundreds of urban planners and environmental activists plan today to set up tiny "parks" in metered parking spaces -- installing everything from lawn chairs and palm trees to beauty salons and self-service lemonade stands.

It's an effort to raise awareness about the lack of open public space in urban areas, and to draw attention to the gas wasted and pollution created by drivers circling the block for low-cost curbside parking spaces. PARK(ing) Day organizers are bracing for angry merchants, frustrated drivers -- and in some cities, parking tickets.


::Wall Street Journal

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