MCDOT Invites the Public to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day on September 16

Theo tin quận Montgomery

Theo tin quận Montgomery

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2016 On September 16, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sponsoring International PARK(ing) Day by making selected public parking spaces available to businesses and non-profits, as well as government departments and agencies to be creatively transformed into fun, parklike spots. MCDOT invites the public to celebrate PARK(ing) Day by visiting these reimagined parking spaces between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Takoma Park. “PARK(ing) Day is an annual, global event that gives residents, businesses and organizations an opportunity to temporarily transform metered parking spaces and stimulate conversations about how we use our urban landscape,” said MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh. “We are proud to sponsor an expanded PARK(ing) Day celebration this year that encourages everyone to rethink their transportation choices and support infrastructure that is more transit-oriented, bikeable and walkable.” An online map shows the locations of this year’s PARK(ing) Day participants who are listed below: Silver Spring Fenton Street between Wayne Avenue and Ellsworth Drive: Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services will provide giveaways and information about transportation alternatives. Fenton Street at its intersection with Wayne Avenue: Montgomery Parks, the Montgomery County Planning Department part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), will create a temporary pop-up park with a simulated separated bike lane, plants, seating and the bean bag toss game, Cornhole. Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue: Docs in Progress is a non-profit that will be interviewing residents. Its mission is to teach people how to tell stories through documentary video. Fenton Street between Wayne Avenue and Ellsworth Drive: Toole Design Group will be creating an outdoor oasis that include a life-size Jenga game, library for kids, community chalk board and a seating area. Ellsworth Drive between Spring and Fenton streets: Dewberry will create an OFFICE PARK(ing) Day that includes items found in a typical Dewberry office, as well as games and vegetation. Bethesda Norfolk Avenue between Del Ray and Cordell avenues: Bethesda Urban District will provide giveaways and information about transportation alternatives. Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street: Spotluck will feature a carnival wheel, tumble tower (Jenga), Cornhole game and high top pub tables and will give away food samples, sunglasses and beverage koozies. Woodmont Avenue between Elm Street and Bethesda Avenue: Shinberg Levinas Architects will create an island with plywood seating and tree structures to allow visitors to reflect on the state of the environment and contemplate eco-friendly transportation. Wheaton Grandview Avenue between Ennalls Avenue and Reedie Drive: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the Mid-County Regional Services Center and Green Wheaton will create mini-parks featuring activities for kids and provide educational information about energy, water quality, the environment and transportation options. Grandview Avenue between Ennalls Avenue and Reedie Drive: Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services will provide giveaways and information about transportation alternatives. Takoma Park 7001 Carroll Avenue between Eastern and Westmoreland avenues: Main Street Program, in partnership with the City of Takoma Park, will create an outdoor patio seating area and offer yoga classes. MCDOT’s Division of Parking Managementhelps Montgomery County achieve its economic development and transportation management goals by creating and managing 21,500 public parking spaces in commercial areas, including Bethesda, North Bethesda, Silver Spring, Montgomery Hills, Wheaton, Friendship Heights and the greater Shady Grove area. Learn more online about International PARK(ing) Day. # # # Release ID: 16-439 Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7155

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