Streetfilms created two great videos about this year's PARK(ing) Day in San Francisco (featured above) and New York. Streetsblog reports that on Friday in San Francisco, "upwards of 34 metered parking spots were transformed into temporary parks, on-street bike parking demonstrations, cafe seating and other public space reimaginings."

The video elaborates on the organizers' and participants' desire for more public spaces in the urban parts of city and poses the question, Is it really the city's responsibility to continue to accommodate the storage of cars over the well being of the community?

Restaurant owners in North Beach explained how in the 1950s, the streets were widened and sidewalks were narrowed. How nice would it be to go back to the pre-1950s and have more restaurants with outdoor seating again?

[Via Streetsblog, TreeHugger]