Car Free Day is an international event that was held on September 21, 2012 in Columbus this year. Car Free Day seeks to challenge residents of central Ohio to consider and experience the environmental and money saving benefits of a variety of travel options, including transit, bicycling, walking and all alternative modes of transportation to meet daily travel needs.
When we heard about this event we knew that we wanted to participate. Anything to raise awareness about alternative modes of transit that lessens our environmental impart on the earth is right up our alley. When I visited San Francisco last year I saw several parklets there. Parklets are small urban parks that are built from transforming underused parallel parking spots into a patio or green space. This not only is more eye pleasing but brings together communities with a lovely space to hang out.
I asked Cate if she wanted to help with the project of creating our own parklet for the day. She has a great eye for design and is super creative. She came up with the layout and color designs and we went with it. It was super fun and we have even bigger plans for next year.