The Spoke Easy
For International PARK(ing) Day, local bike shop and bar popped-up in Plaza Midwood to perform FREE bicycle safety checks. Located inside a custom shipping container, they discussed pedestrian and cyclist safety, handed out delicious refreshments, and connected with the Charlotte Community.
About The Spoke Easy
The Spoke Easy is a full-service bicycle shop located in the Elizabeth Neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. The shop shares space with our sister company, Cluck Design Collaborative, an architecture and design firm. Our goal is to remove barriers to cycling, and provide beautiful, functional equipment. Most of our stock is geared toward the everyday rider. We also like to celebrate cycling, check out our faceyspace page for info on our bicycle events. TheSpokeEasyCLT.com
About PARK(ing) Day
Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at a time.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out! parkingday.org