BikePGH is setting up in the Strip District for PARK(ing) Day 2012
PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh is our local celebration of an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.
BikePGH sees PARK(ing) Day as an opportunity to think about how urban space is used, and how we can transform spaces to build a better community. Parking spaces are about 8 ft wide by 18 ft long in size, and can fit one car, but what if more people were riding bikes? Car parking spaces could be turned into bicycle parking spaces, and about 10 bikes could be parked in the place of that 1 car. Empty parking spaces could be turned into green spaces, parklets, cafe spaces, and art spaces, creating a more attractive and enjoyable urban landscape.
Visit BikePGH at our PARK(ing) space at 2031 Penn Ave. in the Strip District outside of Reyna Foods! We will have button making, a larger-than life game, and an I <3 My Bike photo booth where you can document your bike’s information in our private database in the case of bike theft.
Be sure to check out all of the other PARK(ing) spaces on Friday! You can find them on this map:
View 2012 PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh Map in a larger map
Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out: www.bike-pgh.org/membership
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