Park(ing) Day 2024 set to transform urban spaces during European Mobility Week

Park(ing) Day 2024 is ready to revolutionise cityscapes once again. Set for 20 September 2024, the event aligns with European Mobility Week, underlining the collective effort to enhance urban mobility and liveability.

Park(ing) Day, an initiative from San Francisco, aims to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks, art installations, and social hubs. This creative reimagining of urban space encourages dialogue on greenery, pedestrian-friendly environments, and sustainable transportation. For the third year in a row, EIT Urban Mobility collaborates with the initiative. A partnership with the two organising entities in Barcelona, ISGlobal and Espai Ambiental Cooperativa, that is set to catalyse ideas and community engagement, paving the way for people-centric cities. The Barcelona city council supports the event.

Be part of Park(ing) Day

Participating in Park(ing) Day is not just about reclaiming urban spaces for recreation, interaction, and reflection. It’s about being part of a movement that sparks conversations and inspires positive change. Whether you contribute through pop-up parks, street performances, or interactive installations, your involvement can make a difference.

Mark your calendars for 20 September and join the movement towards a more sustainable and inclusive urban future.

For more information on how to participate or become involved, please visit the official Park(ing) Day website. Stay tuned for updates from EIT Urban Mobility and partnering organisations.

 

Park(ing) Day 2023: The registration period begins for entities and citizens

#ParkingDayBCN23 is back

Park(ing) Day is an annual event that takes place all over the world, when different environmental, architectural, artistic, social, local residents’ and citizens’ entities temporarily repurpose public parking places as parks, gardens and other types of public space. The initiative advocates the urgent need to rethink urban spaces and increase the number of green areas and public spaces for play and socialising, as well as an improvement in air quality, aiming to move towards lifestyles and scenarios that are more respectful our environment and of people.

The idea came into being in 2005 in San Francisco, where the Rebar art and design studio proposed a new way of showing and expressing these demands. More information on the event on an international scale is available at parkingday.org

In Barcelona, the event is organised by ISGlobal and Espai Ambiental Cooperativa in collaboration with EIT Urban Mobility and the support of the Barcelona City Council.

How can I take part?
The organising entities hope to bring this event to Barcelona for yet another year, and we would like to invite other people, organisations and groups to participate in it with us, in order to spread this message all over the city. The aim is to coordinate the different actions and publicise them jointly.
Parking spaces can be occupied with plants, notices, furniture and other objects in order to carry out different actions, such as talks, workshops, exhibitions or simply occupying a space in order to spend the day there. For inspiration, we suggest you visit the website and consult the programme and photos from previous years.
We want to create a network, and a different city model, couples with a collective vision!

Registrations are open to all kinds of entities, collectives and individual citizens. You have until 5 June to register your car park using this form.

Friday 15 September 2023
This year Park(ing) Day will be held on Friday 15 September in all the city’s districts, coinciding with European Mobility Week. 

Do not miss any detail
To keep up on the news on Park(ing) Day 2023, you can go to our website: www.parkingdaybcn.org, or follow our Instagram site, Twitter and via the hashtag #ParkingDayBCN23.

You can also join the Park(ing)Day BCN participants’ WhatsApp group through this link

Park(ing) Day 2023. Giving back the streets to the citizens

  • Park(ing) Day is an international event, organised annually in cities around the world, that has one simple goal: to give the streets back to the citizen
  • Its aim is to reclaim the streets from cars and instead use them to promote public activities, such as art, music, and recreational activities
  • Park(ing) Day 2023 will be happening on 15 September. In Barcelona, the event is organised by ISGlobal, Espai Ambiental Cooperativa and EIT Urban Mobility

 

The Park(ing) Day movement was born out of a desire to reclaim the streets from cars and instead create a new public space that could be used for a variety of activities. The event was started by a group of San Francisco-based activists who wanted to create a space for public activities that were free from the constraints of cars. They hoped that reclaiming the streets for public activities could create a more vibrant urban space and encourage more people to engage with their city.
The event is celebrated annually in cities around the world.
Parking Day focuses on showing how cities belong to the citizens, not the cars. The idea is to encourage people to think differently about how they use public spaces and to create a sense of community among residents of a city.

EIT Urban Mobility organises Park(ing) Day 2023 in Barcelona

In Barcelona, Park(ing) Day is organised by ISGlobal, Espai Ambiental Cooperativa and EIT Urban Mobility, as part of our mission of putting the citizens at the centre of our activities. The event is designed to create an opportunity for citizens to come together and create a new vision for the city. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more sustainable and liveable city.

The event will also have a range of activities, such as workshops, music shows, workshops for kids and discussions.

Park(ing) Day is a fantastic opportunity for citizens to come together and reclaim their streets. It is also a reminder of how cities should be designed for people, not for cars. By joining this event, citizens can help create a better, more sustainable future for their city.

Participation at the event is free and open to all kinds of entities and groups. Individual citizens can also join a parklet. More information is available here: parkingdaybcn.org