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June 11, 2011 at 6:37 AM

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Under the bridge… at Stanley Park

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One of the most enjoyable exercises in public space planning and advocacy is trying to dream up new uses for ‘old’ spaces. It keeps spaces vital and fresh… and allows different constituents to make use of our city’s common assets for a range of activities.

Often times spaces get designed with one use in mind… but with a little imagination can be repurposed into another. Think of parking spaces turned into miniparks, or Robson Square turned into a breakdancing practice space. The transformations are often temporary, fleeting, and gone before you know it… a brief intervention in the urban landscape.

The VPSN’s Josh Paterson came across this one last night – a bike party beneath the Stanley Park entranceway (near Georgia). Here, a common concrete underpass becomes the scene for a great bike party. Fun stuff!

(With props to the Velopalooza crew – at least we think it was you – for making this happen).

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