Happy Parking day. Honolulu celebrated an annual event and gathered city planners and designers to transform metered parking spaces into temporary Park-lets around Honolulu.

One of those parklets was in the heart of Kalihi, on King St.

Radiant Cordero, OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER JOEY MANAHAN says "This is just a great example to show the community what can be done in our public spaces."

Turning a parking space into a makeshift Park was an effort to get people talking about what’s possible as the city rolls out its Complete Streets program, adopted in 2012.

Kristine San Diego, San Diego Family Dentistry commutes through Kalihi. "IT'S DEFINITELY VERY BUSY YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEDESTRIANS, PEOPLE ON BIKES, PEOPLE ON MOPEDS, PEOPLE IN BIG TRUCKS, SMALL CARS, AND ALSO A LOT OF KIDS BECAUSE THERE'S FARRINGTON RIGHT DOWN THE STREET RIGHT?"

pART OF THAT PROGRAM IS COMING UP WITH CREATIVE WAYS TO SHARE THE ROADWAY. THIS PEDESTRIAN REFUGE GIVES SLOWER FOLKS A BETTER CHANCE OF CROSSING FOUR LANES. BY BEING ABLE TO STOP SAFELY IN THE MIDDLE. THE PARK-LET’S ARE TEMPORARY BUT WITH THE PROPER PLANNING, THE CITY BELIEVES THE POSITIVE IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITY COULD BE LONG-LASTING.