Dear parking meters,
I hate that you are not free, you are transactional, you control the time I can stay.
Today I saw the potential for using it differently.
In the future, my dream for you is not to buy time for parking a car, but to share time between people. Exchange my “$” for “14th street $”. Could promote new exchanges.
I love your vibrancy.
I hate your mess.
Today I saw the potential for being an alternative mode of transportation to connect east and west by changing the traffic flow into a one way road / bike lanes that connect the highline to the Hudson River Park.
In the future, my dream for you is to become a way to overcome the tragedy of urban roads by pooling together compatible and (xxx) modes of transportation.
Mobility uses >> the first commons-based transportation network / infrastructure through a complementary circuit: mobility (xxx)
I hate that you underutilize and mismanage dedicated spaces within union station park. The section outreached does not bring out the intrinsic value of the space.
Today I saw the potential for humans of all cultures being able to congregate in a space driven by the love for animals.
In the future, my dream for you is to move the dog park to a rundown portion at the park attached to this letter. The dogs will bring value to many more than just the owner-dog relationship. It will serve the public on a reminder of how the smallest things (dogs) can bring the most happiness. The opportunity to add utility to an underserved and overly frequented portion of Union Park will help shape the day in the lives of 100% of 1000’s.
I hate that you are so overwhelmed with activity that I feel like I constantly have to rush through you without really appreciating all you have to offer.
Today I saw the potential for hubs of interaction and respite.
In the future, my dream for you is Parklet and Parks.
I love/hate that I feel deep conflict over your design aesthetic. I love your willingness to incorporate natural elements to your exterior and elevate nature. I hate that is both inaccessible physically and overall.
Today I saw the potential for your natural elements to bleed into the street and engage more people – disrupting on concrete centralle called 14th street.
In the future, my dream for you is – picture with tree.