Park[ing] Day in Oakland & More Carfree Fun

18 Sep

So tomorrow’s Park[ing] Day, “a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.” San Francisco’s not the only place to celebrate though, as Oakland’s Nomad Cafe will be participating. Via their blog:

There will be grass to lay on, hay to sit on, bike parking, face painting, great music, a kid zone, and much more!  If you can’t join us during the daylight hours on Friday, stop by on Saturday or Sunday — we are extending the motif and the celebration throughout the weekend to maximize the community benefit.

Sounds like fun to me! I probably won’t be able to make it out tomorrow so I’m glad they’ll be continuing the celebration during the weekend.

Also, Eric at Transbay Blog reminded me that next Monday, September 22nd is World Carfree Day. Most days are carfree for me, but I hope some of you car drivers will take this opportunity to hop on a bus, BART, a bike, or just use your legs for the day.

One Response to “Park[ing] Day in Oakland & More Carfree Fun”


  1. End the week with links « FutureOakland - September 19, 2008

    […] The Nomad Café brings Park(ing) Day to the DTO – finally! […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: