What is Park_ingOttawa?
Park_ingOttawa is a crowdsourced project that asks for your ideas about what
THIS PARKING SPACE COULD BE.
Ottawa has 3,938 paid on-street parking spaces.
The average on-street parking space is 2.75×7.25m (9′x24′).
That’s a lot of streetscape dedicated to parked cars.
Surely we can think of things more interesting, more productive, more friendly, more inviting, more sustainable, more beautiful, more useful, more anything than a parked car.
To launch the project, 20 park(ing) signs were posted in early September around Central Ottawa next to paid on-street parking spaces. The next step is up to you, Ottawa.
How can you participate?
You are also invited to download, print, and post the Park_ingOttawa sign in your neighbourhood and help spread the project across Ottawa.
Sign locations are added to the public Park_ingOttawa Google map so please let us know if and where you are posting.
Thank you all for your interest, your participation, and your ideas!
Park_ingOttawa was conceived of and implemented by Sarah Gelbard – Centretowner, urbanist, flâneuse, and independent scholar.
Inquiries about the project may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org