Streetfilms: (Park)ing Day, en Español!

Streetfilms is celebrating its first-ever foreign language translation with this video, of last year’s (Park)ing Day, subtitled in Spanish. Clarence Eckerson says to expect three more Spanish subtitled vids to be posted in the coming weeks.

And speaking of (Park)ing Day, the 2008 event is just a couple of weeks away. Volunteer or reserve your spot today.

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Watch: Bike to Work Week TV Advertisement From 1993

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