Monday, September 20, 2010

Way to go Pittsburgh!

Success, right? I'd say so!
Here are some links to images and press covering Pittsburgh's third annual PARK(ing) Day:

Please add more links to press and images via the comments section.

Big thanks to CDCP, Mattress Factory, War Admiral Press, Bike Pittsburgh, Chuck Alcorn, Andrea Lavin, Emily Craig, OTB Bicycle
Cafe, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Bob Map's and Lili Coffee Shop and of course everyone who participated in this years event!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bike Pittsburgh route

For anyone who wants to go out on a ride with Bike Pittsburgh (meeting at 11:45AM from 410 S. Craig Street in Oakland) tomorrow here are some things to keep in mind:

Stay in the right lane
Leave nothing and nobody behind
Stop at red lights
Ride straight and predictably
Roll past conflict
Ride sober
Communicate with other riders

Check out the route they planned here

choose your own PARK(ing) Day adventure

Thanks to Bob's Maps for creating this spiffy map for us! You should also check out the map Bike Pittsburgh created for the mid-day Bike tour they will lead tomorrow. Now all you have to do is choose your own adventure!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


if you still need a poster and don't think you will be able to pick one up in time please PYOP...print your own poster.

bikes and more bikes

Our pals over at Bike Pittsburgh will have a rad lounge on Friday that you better check out. Learn more here

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bob's Maps

Bob Firth of the Pittsburgh based company Bob's Maps has generously offered to create a map for us this year. The map will show where the 40+ 'parks' are located and will be a great resource for anyone planning to travel around the city checking out the different spots.
FYI: REI will be making smores at their park, hmmm, that's worth a trip to the SouthSide Works, right?
Here is a nice sample of a map they created all the Pens fans out there you might want to take a look at this.

get 'em while they're hawt

By 2PM today the posters will be ready for distribution. Every participant should have a poster visible at their park on September 17th.
You can get your paws on one of these purty posters at either of the following locations:

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pgh, PA 15212


938 Penn Avenue, 6th floor
Pgh, PA 15222

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

registration form

All peeps who plan to create parks on September 17th for PARK(ing) Day should fill out this fancy schmancy form:

Many thanks!

Friday, September 3, 2010

want to sneak a peek?

Here's a glimpse of the rad poster War Admiral Press created for PARK(ing) Day. Pretty sweet, right?

Ok. Hold your breath.
Here is the latest list for 2010.
I'm speechless from how awesome this group is...
and not just because I'm holding my breath right now.

South Side Local Development Company
AIA Pittsburgh
Western PA Conservancy
Cultural District
Bloomfield Development Corporation
Lawrenceville United
East Liberty Development, Inc.
Friends of the Pgh Urban Forest
CMU Architecture Studio
Bike Pittsburgh
Allegheny Commons Initiative
Mattress Factory
The Andy Warhol Museum
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
ARTica Gallery
EDGE Studio
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
Children's Museum
Penn State University
Shaler Elementary School
Chatham University ASLA Club
Washington and Jefferson College
Brandon Ciampaglia
The ToonSeum
Lili Coffee Shop
The Urban Gypsy
Commonwealth Press
Animal Friends
Carnegie Science Center
Chalk for Peace
Artist Image Resource
L'ville Dog Park
OTB Bicycle Cafe
Dance on Water: Story Dancing
Nina Marie Barbuto
Gabe Felice
Christina Miller
Suzanne Trenney
Monika Gibson

Another cool thing that's happening this year: two organizations are raising the bar on our PARK(ing) Day events. Come one, come all to the following events where Pittsburgh will celebrate another great day of PARK(ing)...

Kelly Strayhorn Theater After Party Extravaganza, 5PM – 7PM
Get your kicks en route to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater for the PARK(ing) Day After Party Extravaganza! Eat, drink, and play games with Obscure Games Pittsburgh outside and in the theater. If you feel the spirit move, then move with the sweet sound of music that fills the theater. Put the breaks on life and enjoy yourself and the company of others at KST!

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave, 15206 in East Liberty

Over the Bar (OTB) Bicycle Café Late Night Extravaganza, 7PM – 12AM
Join the folks at OTB and check out their Reduced, Reused and Recycled Bike-Friendly Pedestrian Park. The park will be interactive and fun, featuring creative installations such as bike racks made from recycled bicycle parts, interactive Bikerators (bicycle-powered generators) from Kova Enterprises, as well as several other recycled installations and a bicycle/pedestrian safety educational component. From 5 pm to 12 am, OTB will be offering the Bike Pittsburgh burger, The Bicycle Advocate, for $5 and East End Brewing’s Pedal Pale Ale for $3.

Over the Bar Bicycle Café, 2518 East Carson Street, 15203, in Pittsburgh’s South Side