What better way to get San Franciscans' attention than to take away their parking spaces -- lots of them.
In San Francisco and across the nation people are celebrating PARK(ing) Day today, which means they've done their best to convert perfectly good metered parking spaces into parks, offices, or whatever use comes to mind.
Well there's one way to get people out of their cars.
The annual event is meant to get people to consider just how much urban space is dedicated to cars.
"It was an experiment to get people to consider how much of our city is dedicated to automobiles and how little of it is for people to socialize," Passmore told SF Weekly.
The concept exploded. Last year, 850 parks were created in 150 cities.