PARK(ing) Day 2006, Manchester, U.K.
Get ready to get your sod on for PARK(ing) Day, Friday, Sept. 21 (that's tomorrow!), an event that first began when Rebar, a San Francisco collective, transformed a metered parking spot into a park almost two years ago. The impetus: More than 70 percent of most cities' outdoor space is dedicated to automobiles, but only a fraction of that land is available as open space for people.
Find out how to reclaim your own section of public space and turn it into a beautiful, temporary park by reading the official how-to manual. We're particularly excited about the unveiling of the first human-powered mobile park: the PARKcycle (see below). Yeah, we're dorks like that. ::PARK(ing) Day