"For cities not quite as forward-thinking when it comes to public space, Park(ing) day, at the least, gets people talking and thinking differently about their neighborhoods. Once you consider a parking space a public space, an amenity, you can start to ask what is the best use of that space that would serve the most people. A space for a car, advocates argue, is not always the best answer."
Source: Park(ing) Day takes back the curb for public spaces
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