September 24, 2007

PARK(ing) Day was awesome

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Ritual Cafe double wide park, Canon Digital Rebel XTi

Sasha and I started out on our bicycles from Ritual Cafe where there was a double wide PARK complete with a bocce ball game.

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The best part of the day though was escorting the PARKcycle by bicycle throughout the city. It was a big adventure moving through traffic but so much fun.

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We only got pulled over a few times!

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Mayor Gavin Newsom showed up to take some pics with the PARKcycle (Sasha made a great PARK(ing) day photo set that includes this)

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All in all there were 180 PARKs built for PARK(ing) Day in 47 cities worldwide.

Posted on September 24, 2007 04:46 PM
Comments

This makes me SO happy!

Posted by: kristine at September 30, 2007 10:21 AM

What a great idea! I so want in on this next year.

Posted by: krystyn at September 27, 2007 05:47 PM

SO COOL!!!!! YAY for Parking Day!

Posted by: Caroline at September 26, 2007 06:42 AM

This looks so great! I LOVE the tree in the middle of the ParkCycle. We did one too, in South Los Angeles ... one little girl cried when she had to go home at the end of the day, she wanted to play in the 'park' and not have it go away.

Posted by: Beverley at September 25, 2007 07:06 PM

Missed it this year and I am grieving! It looks so perfect. Definitely next year. Great, great idea!

Mike

Posted by: cry it out! at September 25, 2007 02:10 PM

Hey, this is SO AWESOME! Congratulations on a job very well done. Did Ben enjoy it?
Our Park in Vilnius didn't work out. It was just lame. Next time, we'll try harder and do better.

Posted by: ollka at September 25, 2007 02:05 PM

This looks absolutely awesome!!! The parkcycle looks SO good. Is that a license plate on the back?? That must have been fun to apply for ("no, it's not a car. it's a park... on wheels, yes"). Not sure if anything happened in Australia.

Checked out your friend Sasha's photos, and the Mayor looks a little...slick. He could do with less product in his hair. Hope he is half decent politically.

Posted by: Laura at September 25, 2007 01:26 PM

that has to be the most brilliant and funniest thing i've ever seen. I LOVE IT!

Posted by: wendy at September 25, 2007 10:55 AM

Success! :-) Next time I want to join! I love the guy in the first picture with his shoes off and with a cappuccino at hand. That looks awesome!

Posted by: Alex at September 25, 2007 09:26 AM

fabulous I love love 'protests' which are positive. I must take up guerilla gardening...

Posted by: m at September 25, 2007 06:03 AM

This is such a great idea! Looks like it was a success.

Posted by: echo at September 25, 2007 04:47 AM

Rebar ROCKS! Congrats on it being such a great success!

Posted by: Marilyn at September 25, 2007 01:32 AM

AWESOME! Congrats on a great success! Hopefully the next one will be even bigger!

Posted by: ~moe~ at September 24, 2007 07:49 PM

I think this initiative is totally awesome! I hope we can have Park (ing) Day extend to the Dominican Republic next year...Keep up the excellent work guys, you totally rock!

Posted by: Josefina Dieguez at September 24, 2007 07:40 PM

So cool! I'm confused about which one is the mayor though, all the folks in that photo look very young and funcky. Do you have a very young and funky mayor? Cool.

Posted by: Frida at September 24, 2007 07:34 PM