Tomorrow, for Earth Day, the City of Orlando will host the third annual One Less Car, One More Park, an event that highlights the positive impact of parks and green spaces and the use of transportation alternatives to the car, that reduce our impact on the environment.
The event will feature eight local companies who 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.
Since 2007, when I launched Green Works Orlando, the City of Orlando has worked to become one of the most sustainable cities in America to ensure that we protect our natural resources and amenities for our residents and future generations to come.
Key to this initiative is finding ways to redesign and transform our urban environment to connect our neighborhoods by providing shaded, interconnected pedestrian and bicycle corridors and more parks and green public spaces to provide gathering spaces for recreation and social activity.
As part of the One Less Car, One More Park event, the City of Orlando is encouraging residents and employees to commute to work using an alternative mode of transportation this Wednesday. 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.
Throughout the event, running from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to view these re-imagined parking spaces and learn more about local transit options.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor