PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
This year Brisbane City Council offered CBD parking spaces to be transformed into places for people not cars.
We jumped on the opportunity to transform two parking spots on Edward Street into a protected bike lane (just like it will be once the protected bike lane grid is built) and adding a lemonade stand to create discussion around the idea that making a street cycling and walking friendly is good for business
Made predominately from recycled and repurposed materials our PARKing spot was a great success we had many people stop by for a chat and tell us why they needed space for cycling in Brisbane………..