Park(ing) Day 2013: DC Edition

There’s only one reason to be inside on a beautiful day like today, and that is to upload pictures of this beautiful day. More to the point, it’s Park(ing) Day, a celebration of better uses for on-street parking spaces. All over this city, and in cities around the country, temporary parklets have sprung up in spaces normally reserved for car storage. They’re a real-life illustration of how much more vibrant our cities could be if we let people take up street space instead of cars.

Here are a few scenes from DC’s Park(ing) Day this morning. Send in pictures from your own Park(ing) Day!

At the Washington Area Bicyclist Association Park(ing) Day installation, Bike Ambassadors provided a little education to drivers.
WABA's "photo booth" for bike portraits.

Steve Davis of Transportation for America's cornhole-in-one at the Smart Growth America installation at 17th and M Streets NW.
Cornhole wasn't all the SGA parklet had going for it. Who doesn't love sidewalk chalk and miniature cardboard cityscapes?
Local nonprofit Casey Trees pretty much won Park(ing) Day with their three-parking-space parklet, free watermelon samples, picnic tables, temporary bike parking, and Plingo board.
What's a plingo board, you ask? This is a plingo board.

(All photos by yours truly.)

How was your Park(ing) Day? We can’t wait to see your pictures.

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