Dublin PARK(ing) Day Friday 16th September 2016

Dublin's Lord Mayor Brendan Carr will launch Dublin PARK(ing) Day at the Installation on South Anne’s Street, Dublin 2 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday 16th September 2016.

PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide initiative which started in San Francisco in 2005, where a single parking space was transformed into a temporary public park. Dublin City is now one of 180 cities that are taking part in PARK(ing) Day.

For a single day each year, a selection of on-street car parking spaces will be suspended and transformed into imaginative public spaces instead. Each installation will be unique and will make its own statement in favour of more people-friendly streets where space is for public use rather than the car.  

Speaking in advance of the launch of PARK(ing) Day, Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said, “Since it’s beginning in 2011, Dublin City has become one of the biggest participants, hosting a comparable number of spaces to New York. This has increased year on year, so this year, we are aiming for even more installations. I personally will be out and about visiting the various locations.”  

Faolán Bashford from Dublin PARK(ing) Day said, “PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the urban landscape. We are encouraging everyone to download the map and use it as a walking tour to see what can be done to animate and enrich the city.”

Dublin PARK(ing) Day is supported by Dublin City Council as part of EU Mobility Week, a series of events promoting better mobility.

 For further information contact:

Faolán Bashford, Dublin Parking Day (M) 087 784 8157.
Siobhan Maher, Dublin City Council (M) 086 815 0598.

Notes to the editor

To view the PARK(ing) Day Map and Guide, please go to  http://www.dublinparkingday.org

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