Cork City highlights PARK(ing) DAY 2016
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The event has become a global phenomenon since it started in San Francisco just a few years ago, with Cork being one of over 180 cities worldwide taking part.
Here in Corks PARK(ing) Day has been promoted by the Transport & Mobility Forum since 2014. This year as always it will take place on the 3rd Friday in September, so this Friday 16th September look out for some parklets on the streets of Cork.
This year parking spaces on the South Mall, McCurtain Street and Western road will be changed into relaxed citizen friendly spaces to enjoy. The space on the South Mall will feature furniture and flowers from the Churchfield Community Trust, McCurtain Street will also take on a floral theme supported by Kamla Flowers and given the traditional link with Turkish delight we hear some may be on offer from Sultan Delight there during the day. The HSE Health Promotion Unit will transform a space on Western Road where people can stop for a chat and a rest.
PARK(ing) Day is about creating awareness of sustainable travel and the need for better streets and public spaces. Consistently the cities with the most liveable streets are rated as the best cities to live and do business in. Good quality public spaces also make people healthier and happier.
Parking Day in Cork is organised in conjunction with the Transport and Mobility Forum (Cork) and supported by Cork County Council and Cork City Council.
For more information on the Transport & Mobility Forum – www.transportandmobilityforum.com and on
PARK(ing) Day – www.parkingday.org
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