FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
One Less Car, One More Park Event Encourages Residents
to Use Alternative Modes of Transportation
Event Will Transform Unused Parking Spaces
into Gathering Places for Residents to Enjoy
On Friday, the City of Orlando will host the second annual One Less Car,
One More Park event where twelve local firms will temporarily transform
on-street metered parking spaces into re-imagined parks and green areas
to show the positive impact of leaving vehicles at home and walking,
biking, carpooling or using public transit to commute.
Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their
favorite re-imagined parking space and learn more about local transit
options. District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will present the
winning design firm with a trophy made from a recycled parking meter.
As part of the event, the City of Orlando is encouraging residents and
employees to commute to work using an alternative mode of transportation
this Friday. Not only do alternate travel modes reduce the need to use
land for parking, but it also saves residents money and reduces
congestion and pollution.
The One Less Car, One More Park event is part of Green Works Orlando,
the City’s sustainability initiative to engage everyone who lives, works
and visits Central Florida in the effort to “go green.”
Friday, January 10, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
***2:00 p.m. – District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will
present the Voters’ Choice Award to the winning “park”***
The competition will occur in the on-street metered parking spaces on
Central Boulevard on the south side of Lake Eola Park.
The Voters’ Choice Award will be presented in front of
the Centered sculpture on Central Boulevard on the south side of
Lake Eola Park.
PARTICIPANTS AND SPONSORS:
Sponsored by the Thornton Park District
Participating design firms include:
- Charlan Brock & Associates (CBA)
- Comprehensive Engineering Services, Inc. (CES)
- Downtown Arts District
- E Sciences
- Fry Hammond Barr
- Howard Middle School
- Katie Bray Homes
- Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
- Olde Town Brokers
- Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Rollins College
Local transportation agencies on-site include:
- Best Foot Forward
- Hertz 24/7
- MetroPlan Orlando