This year the HBSA, supported by the City of Hamilton will be participating in PARK(ing) Day – a form of Tactical Urbanism.
Recognizing that a metered parking spot is an inexpensive short-term lease for a plot of precious urban real estate that, when occupied by a car increases traffic, results in wasted fuel and more pollution. Park(ing) Day challenges inhabitants worldwide recognize the need for new approaches to making the urban landscape, and realize that converting small segments of the automobile infrastructure-even temporarily-can alter the character of the city. From public parks to free health clinics, from art galleries to demonstration gardens, Park(ing) Day participants have claimed the metered parking space as a rich new territory for creative experimentation and activism. For more information on PARK(ing) Day see the website – http://parkingday.org/
The HBSA will be utilizing two parking spaces, together, as close to the CBC on James Street as possible. Approximate address:
118 James St N
So take an hour out of your work day on September 18th and enjoy the new park in a former parking space!