Is a street just a street ?

Our cities are interwoven with streets. At first glance, one might think that streets are just for mobility, yet they in fact have far more diverse functions. They provision for open space and ventilation, they are meeting places for city dwellers – they are the very stages of city life.

Street space is public space.

If you look at any typical street in a European city, it doesn’t take long to notice that a large part of the public space available is reserved for private parking.

Isn’t public space for everyone ?

Other possible uses of this space, which could have strong positive effects on the city and its inhabitants, are not just discouraged, but prohibited. You cannot build a bench to sit on, plant vegetables, or open a café – you can’t even park a bike.

The value of a parking space.

On close inspection, you will find that in almost all cities, parking is subsidized. For example, a residential parking permit in Munich costs just 30 Euros a year. When this price is calculated in terms of square meterage per month and compared with other prices, it puts things in perspective.
At just under 20 Euros per square meter, there is nothing else available to rent for private use in our cities: no apartment, no underground parking space, no garden, not even a place to park a bike.


Having a parking space can be so affordable.

Then having your own park can be, too!

A small commercial Pick-up can be bought for very little, and with a bit of DIY knowhow, can soon be transformed into a private park.

So much more is possible than just a parking space – build yourself:


… a summer terrace
… a vegetable garden
… a grill area
… an outdoor chess board
… a bike rack
… a pool

Park back your city!

Cars belong to the city, but the city does not belong to cars! Together, we can raise awareness of public areas and open a discussion about the use of the spaces that are available to us.

Become a Parkparker and change your city !

A new start for our streets !

Joni Mitchell famously sang: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

“It’s time we reclaim our cities from car storage and use the space for what we need more of, from housing and bike lanes to sidewalk cafes and parks.”


– Richard Florida, Autor


News from ParkYourPark

Heute am #Karlsgymnasium in #München durften wir unser Projekt der Erasmusklasse von @li0eu0x vorstellen. Die Ape verbleibt dort und wird von den Schülern mit neuen Ideen bespielt. Wir sind schon gespannt!
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Today at the #karlsgymnasium we had the chance to present our project a engaged group of #Erasmus pupils of @li0eu0x. The Ape will stay there and new ideas for other uses will be tried out! We are excited for the results!
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#ape #parkyourpark #changingcities #newideas #mindchanger #rethinkyourcity #newthoughts #urbanism #thehumanscale #citiesforpeople
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Die Ape ist dieses Mal leider nicht dabei aber wir sind es wieder!
Kommt auch!
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This time Ape won’t be part of the demo. But we will!
Let’s do it again! Join the movement!
#fridaysforfuture #globalerklimastreik #klimastreik #demonstration #zusammen #klimaschutz #umweltschutz #zukunft #mitmachen #münchen #berlin #climatechange #demo #together #environmental #environmentallyfriendly #future #joinus #movement #munich
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Wir feiern #Anparkdankfest! Im Rahmen des #Klimaherbst2019 lassen wir bei Äpfeln und Bier den ersten Sommer von #parkdeinpark Revue passieren. Kommt vorbei!
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We celebrate #parkthanksgiving. Apples and beer together with a #parkyourpark first summer review. Pass by!
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#muenchenmobil #wasbewegtdich @klimaherbst #allefürsklima #mobilitätswende #verkehrswende #wepark #parkingday #ape #apecar #erntedank
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Die Ape schaut heute nur zu bei der Demo. Wir laufen trotzdem mit!
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Ape is just watching the demo today. We are participating anyways. .
#notmyklimapaket #muenchenmusshandeln #climatejustice #fridaysforfuture #klimastreik #klimaschutz #allefürsklima
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Heute beim #parkingday von @die_gruenen #neuried - die Ape als Ehrengast.
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Today at the #parkingday in #Neuried close to München - #Ape as a honourable guest .

#allefürsklima #future #climatejustice #global #München #Munich #Zukunft #fridaysforfuture #allefuersklima #Zukunftschance #parkdeinpark #parkyourpark #wepark
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