Posts by: Bernhard

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

Weihnachtsape. In diesem Sinne frohe, feine und gesunde Tage für euch! Auf ein grüneres 2021!
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It’s a Christmas Ape. We wish you a merry christmas. Enjoy and stay healthy! Cheers to a greener 2021!
#Weihnachtszeit #Rentierschlitten #Weihnachtsmann #rot #tannengrün #Tannenzweige #mehrgrüninderstadt #eingrüneres2021 #santaclaus #red #christmastime #reindeersled #firsprigs #evergreens #greenercities #greenerliving #2021
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Martin hat sich von Park‘ dein Park inspirieren lassen und seinen „Arnoldpark“ geschaffen. Der Handwagen funktioniert ähnlich wie unsere #Ape und steht an immer neuen Orten in #München. Tolles Extra: Durch #Solarzellen ist der #Handwagen nachts sogar beleuchtet!
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Martin was inspired by Park‘ dein Park an created his „Arnoldpark“. His trolley performs similar as our Ape and can be found at different locations in #Munich. A fantastic additional feature: With its #solar modules the trolley is illuminated at nighttime!
#anderssein #erfindung #buntesleben #gutesleben #grüneinseln #stadtleben #selbstgemacht #freisein #bedifferent #invention #colourfullife #goodlife #begreen #citylife #selfmade #befree
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Beste neue Nutzung: Weintrauben statt Asphalt.
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The best version for a new use: wine grapes instead of asphalt.
#grünewelle #weintrauben #besser #besserleben #gartenliebe #grünstattgrau #wenigeristmehr #greenmovement #winegrapes #better #betterlife #gardenlove #greeninsteadofgrey #lessismore
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Das Projekt @guertelfrischewest hat in #Wien etwas Großartiges geschaffen: Ein zentraler, urbaner und grüner Raum prangt inmitten mehrspuriger Straßen. Hier gibt es jetzt Platz zum Verweilen, ein kulturelles (Mitmach)Programm und sogar einen Pool statt Autoverkehr!💦
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The project @guertelfrischewest did something really amazing in #Vienna: There is a central, urban and green space in the midst of multilane roads. There’s space to relax, a nice cultural program and a swimming pool instead of traffic!💦
#gürtelfrischewest #stadtraumprojekt #stadtkultur #grünflächen #swimmingpool #lebenswertestadt #alternativen #urbanproject #cityculture #greenspaces #liveablecity #alternatives #tacticalurbanism
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#Blumenkübel und #Bänke statt Parkplätze und dazwischen ein breiter #Radweg. Das wünschen wir uns auch in Deutschland.
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Pots with plants and benches instead of parking plus a wide bike lane in the middle. Wish we had that in Germany too!
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#autofreiestadt #changingcities #umdenken #stadtneudenken #stadtverbessern #klimaschutz #klimaschutzistlebensschutz
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Shiso-Dschungel auf der #Ape. Ein ganz köstliches asiatisches #Kraut, das sich hier wundervoll wohl fühlt!
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Shiso-jungle on our Ape! It’s a very delicious asian herb that feels great at our little city #garden.
#perilla #shiso #rotershiso #gewürzkraut #stadtgarten #eigeneranbau #asiatischesessen #leckersalat #grünpflanzen #gesundessen #mobilergarten #seasoningherbs #citygarden #homegrown #asianfood #yummysalad #greens #healthyfood #mobilegarden
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