So not only was today Talk Like A Pirate Day, it was also National Park(ing) Day. What’s National Park(ing) Day, you ask? It’s a growing movement nationwide to reclaim auto-dominated public space for pedestrian use. Here’s how it works: Find a parking spot, pay the meter all day, lay out some sod (or a blanket), enjoy your newly created park! Sounds fun, huh? Apparently the people over in Lexington thought so. That other city in Kentucky had not one, but two registered Park(ing) Day events. Come on Possibility City, where are our new mini-parks, temporary as they may be? Aren’t we supposed to be a city of them or something? Oh well, better luck next year (or whenever you want to make one, actually).
- Parking policy reform and density (StreetsBlog)
- Park(ing) day across the nation (Trust for Public Land)
- And Lexington beats us (Google Park(ing) Maps)
- Beshear, Yarmouth, Abramson ask for Federal Disaster Aid (MetroLou)
- Beshear hates renewable energy, loves coal (C-J)
- Europe wins at bridge in the Buffett Cup (C-J)