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Friday is Park(ing) Day!

When was the last time you sang karaoke or mocked up sculptures with architects on the street? Precisely why you want to visit the organizations and businesses creating parklets this Friday!

These “feed-the-meter” parklets are a vision of more accessible and better-designed neighborhoods.  Parklets permit a slower-paced absorption of our city’s corridors, mesh well with cyclist and walkers, and most importantly, encourage visitors to linger and share!

Oakland Parking Day 2013

Most of Friday’s parklets are open between 9 am – 3 pm, though some are open between 8 am – 6 pm. Click here to see the participants!

A one-hour bike tour will leave from PGA Design’s Parklet at 444 17th Street at noon.

Please contact Chris at or 925-405-7023 for details.

Park(ing) Day Is Coming!

Have you craved a more pleasant urban space in your day-to-day? Keep your eyes peeled on Friday, September 20th, as Oakland residents and businesses will transform parking strips into mini-parks.

This Park(ing) Day will be a vision of what Oakland can be if the City Council adopts a codification of a more permanent parklet application process. Celebrate this day of open-source, pop-up imagination to demonstrate what we desire from public space!

How and where? Parklets can be erected streetside in front of residences or commercial businesses. Oakland is our oyster: a parklet can be as simple as coins (for the meter), cordon (for safety) and chairs (for your guests)!

See who hosted last year’s Oakland parklets and explore some of the non-commercial concepts behind the day from San Francisco’s Rebar Group.

Want to take it to the streets in a constructive way? Host parklet or volunteer to help a host create a welcoming environment.


Cafe Van Kleef and Rebuilding Together Oakland Enjoy Telegraph
Cafe Van Kleef and Rebuilding Together Oakland Enjoy Telegraph



Down On The Korner, Out Here In The Street

What could be more American than Kasper’s Hot Dogs? A great public space and biking place in Temescal!

Come visit us on July 7th at the Temescal Street Fair from 12 – 6 pm. We’ll be talking about our work advocating for improvements to Telegraph Ave with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, which includes a pedestrian plaza demonstration at “Kasper’s Korner” at Shattuck and Telegraph.

Please see this nice description of the plaza demonstration.

There also we’ll share information on Park(ing) Day, which will create similar transformations of public roadway throughout the city into community parklet space this September 20th.

Ask for further bikeways campaign information and regarding parklets and Park(ing) Day.

Kasper's Korner Plaza Vision-  Design By Jonah Chiarenza
Kasper’s Korner Plaza Vision- Design By Jonah Chiarenza of CD+A