Friday, September 17th 2010 is PARK(ing) Day – an annual global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!
Robotic Parking Systems can help urban areas make every day a PARK(ing) Day. An automated, robotic parking garage can reduce the space needed for parking by 50%. The Robotic Parking Systems’ technology greatly increases the speed and efficiency of parking so that even the largest garage can be made smaller. This creates space for greener cities while still reducing the traffic congestion and pollution of people driving around looking for parking places.