Mayor Myrick gets two Green Ninja thumbs-up for this fantastic idea. Green Ninja fans: look for Parking Day events near you in September. You too can turn a parking space into a public park!
After Svante Myrick, 25, became the youngest-ever mayor of Ithaca, N.Y., he gave up his car to join the estimated 15 percent of his city’s residents who walk to work. As mayor, however, Myrick has a prime downtown parking spot reserved for his exclusive use. So instead of letting it stand empty, last week he began to, as he put it, “turn the Mayor’s parking space into a park space.”
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