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Park(ing) Day in the Square
September 19, 2015  |  Art, Event, Families, Fun, Parking

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By Beth Berube

If your travels led you through Pioneer Square yesterday, you may have noticed fewer curbed private vehicles and more public open space.

That’s because yesterday was Park(ing) Day. Every third Friday in September, a global make over takes place. Metered parking spaces are transformed into pop up parklets and Pioneer Square had nine of these lovely retreats. One of the parklets had a bubble making lounge. All of them afforded the public an opportunity to sit down and socialize without having to buy a cup of coffee first.

There is a movement to create more open space among urban congestion and Park(ing) Day draws attention to the value of inner city public space.

For more information, visit the Parking Day website.


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