Parking Goes Green, For a Day

Drivers from NY to LA find lawns in place of their favorite spots
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2008 4:13 PM CDT
In this photo provided by The Trust For Public Land, people are shown enjoying a 2007 Park(ing) Day park in San Francisco%u2014which included free wifi.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Signs of a movement to highlight the need for more urban green space sprouted in cities across the US today, the LA Times reports, turning parking spaces into bite-sized parks. The second annual Park(ing) Day may prove an inconvenience to commuters from San Francisco to New York, but that’s the point, one organizer says.

“It'll get people to think about how much space is used to park cars and how much of that space we could use for parks,” Emily Craig tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.