Look around while you are walking, biking, or driving on Friday- you might see something rather unexpected. Friday is PARK(ing) Day, an annual event where people take over metered parking spaces and turn them into public parks.
At least 11 parking spots in the Boston area (of the 700 worldwide) will be transformed- six on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, two in Coolidge Corner, one in the Longwood Medical Area, one at Tufts, and one in Salem.
Update: Christopher Ditunno emailed that there will be a 12th one at 90-94 Harvard Ave. in front of the Allston Cafe. Thanks for the update, Christopher!
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