Yesterday marked the 5th annual PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event that gives the public a chance reclaim a bit of pavement in the car ridden urban landscape and turn it into a gorgeous bit of green space for people to relax and play. This year we couldn’t think of a better way to get into the spirit of the movement than to send our very own team out on their bikes, ready comb their city’s streets for these little green gems. From New York to Chicago, to Ann Arbor and all the way over to the gorgeous Bay Area, check out our exclusive snaps of PARK(ing) Day - as this year, we go cross country!
Inhabitants Mike Chino, Diane Pham, Philip Proefrock, and Lea Bogden happily spent part of their Fridays pedaling around their cities looking for these impromptu green spaces. Definitely a day of diversity and splendid eclecticism, we were charmed by the various interpretations across the board — while cities like Chicago and San Francisco went wild with the greenery, creating gorgeous green spaces for people to play on, New York City channeled its own frenetic energy and formed fun spots where people could jive to live tunes and create some art. By the end of it all we each found ourselves more than impressed by the spirit of community, and really, we just couldn’t get over the thought of how much cooler cities would be with more green spaces and less cars!