Photos: 2014 International Park[ing] Day In City

September 20, 2014

International Park[ing] Day was celebrated on Friday [Sept 19] and for the second year Bermuda participated with participants invited to use their imagination and create alternative visions for selected car parking spaces in the City for one day.

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A spokesperson previously said, “Park[ing] Day is an annual event, begun in San Francisco nine years ago, where parking spaces are taken over and converted to alternative uses. The first Park[ing] Day featured a single parking spot and by 2011 this global movement encompassed 975 parks in 162 cities across 35 countries and six continents.

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“The event is designed to expand the public spaces in a city and the alternatives can range from mini-parks to play areas to spots of respite in the middle of a busy day. This year’s Park[ing] Day has expanded from last year and includes sixteen parking spaces on Reid Street and two parking spaces on Court Street.”

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Participants and sponsors include: Chewstick, Jamaican Grill, Economic Empowered Zones Agency, John Holdipp III, Steel Pan Specialist Robert Symons, Bermuda College, Gibbons Company, Seed Savers, Transition Bermuda, Artist Emma Ingham with the Bermuda Society of Arts, Washington Properties [Bermuda] Limited, Sousa’s Landscaping, La Trattoria, Eye 4 Design, Bermy Berry Frozen Yogurt, The Phoenix Store, The Greenhouse Bermuda and more.

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  1. Tania Stafford says:

    Thank you to all the participants and organizers for showing us how lively and interesting our streets can be when priority is given to people rather than cars.

  2. Alafiyah says:

    Congrats!! I think this is a great idea, too bad it can’t remain(especially the foliage, trees and sitting areas) on several areas of town. We are in desperate need of plants in the city to provide oxygen on those hot days. Also for a greener society, and yes to the naysayers the park is nearby!

  3. We Are Not Amused! says:

    and this year take your trash with youu!

    it was a disgusting the amount of trash you all left last year!

  4. Puma says:

    chachki….can this be done properly?…looking a bit third world at present…needs more gay people with good taste to liven it up…

  5. Tree Planter says:

    I was there on Friday on Court Street and Reid Street I was looking for a display by BEST and was a bit disappointed not to see it. Maybe I can encourage them to be more proactive and help plant and promote a more greener Bermuda by doing plantings and things themselves. Just saying