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Friday September 18th was Park(ing) Day around the world— when city carparks are temporarily turned into actual parks.
Temporary public parks sprang up around the world on Friday, little pockets of fun and friendliness popping up where cars usually sit idle.
The idea started in San Francisco a few years back, devised as a "creative exploration of how urban public space
is allocated and used". Around three-quarters of urban outdoor space is for vehicles, with only a tiny amount set aside for pedestrians and parks. Paying the parking meter of a carpark lets anyone rent this precious street-estate for a few hours. What can you do with it?
Here's what went on in Auckland: