(Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)
Once a year communities in various cities around the world commandeer metered parking spaces and convert them into miniature parks while feeding them quarters. The event highlights the land use space issues associated with providing cheap parking spaces for cars. No where is this disparity between parks and parking spaces more apparent then Los Angeles. In L.A., the per capita parkland space is 10% of the recommendation of 8-10 acres of parks and open space for every 1000 residents [LAist].
Props to the LACBC for taking over a parking space and installing bike racks, demonstrating that twelve bikes can park in the space normally reserved for a single car.
Park[ing] Day L.A. [Official Site & Map Of Parks]
Take a break for Park[ing] Day [green LA girl]
Streets Blog L.A. Documentation Of Park[ing] Day 08