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Streetfilms Help New York to “Grow and Green”

The Museum of the City of New York debuted it’s exhibit, “Growing and Greening New York: PlaNYC and the Future of the City” last night, on an unusually balmy December evening. The exhibit guides visitors through a 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekday, using elements of everyday life to help people explore, imagine and realize […]

P.S. 87 First graders give peds, cyclists & drivers advice

How's this for understanding modal harmony? Livable Streets Education has been working in New York City schools, encouraging students to explore and question the environments around their school and in their neighborhoods, and to voice the changes they want to see on their streets. We recently asked first graders at P.S. 87 to give advice […]

Boulder Goes Bike Platinum

Add Boulder, Colorado to the League of American Bicyclists' cities to achieve Platinum Bike Status.

Grand Street 2005

With all the hullabaloo over the new Grand Street bike lane, we thought we'd resurrect a Streetfilm (actually before they were even called Streetfilms!) from back in June 2005 with TOPP founder Mark Gorton talking about the then incredible width of Grand Street and the inequity of street space devoted to its users. We used […]

P.S. 87 Kindergartners draw car-free streets

Got a minute to spare? Livable Streets Education has been working in New York City schools, encouraging students to explore and question the environments around their school and in their neighborhoods, and to voice the changes they want to see on their streets. We recently asked Kindergartners at P.S. 87 what they would do if […]

DVD Review: “Noise”

Released in only a handful of theaters this summer with nary a cinematic sound, "Noise" stars Tim Robbins as a New Yorker whose life becomes upended when the decibels of city living infringe on his daily routine. Now on DVD, hopefully "Noise" will allow more advocates to queue it up in their Netflix accounts. When […]

Listen to Bikescape Podcast!

During my last West Coast Streetfilms field trip, I got to sit down with San Francisco's own Jon Winston who has been putting together the fantastic Bikescape podcast for many moons.  If you'd like your ear to take an audio gander, just go here.  We talked about many topics including NYC's recent transformation, activism and […]

An Alfresco chat with Jan Gehl

Danish livable streets maestro Jan Gehl, grabbed a table in New York City's new wonderful public space, Madison Square, to chat with Streetsblog's Editor-in-chief Aaron Naparstek.

A New Vision for the Upper West Side

See how one community organized to create a plan for safer, healthier and more livable streets and public spaces.

New Streetfilms T-Shirt Contest: Pitch a Streetfilm!

Story ideas. People have them. Sometimes they let us know. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are good. Sometimes they are bad. Sometimes we don't have a 1 million dollar budget to pull them off. Heck, sometimes they give us a good one at event and we don't write them down. (Bad Streetfilms! Bad!) So here […]

Cooking Up Bike Co-Ops in Los Angeles

Streetfilms checked out three bicycle co-ops in Los Angeles where the spirit of community and helping others reign supreme.

LA Gets Diagonal Crosswalks (again)

In an effort to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow, the LADOT recently installed ten diagonal crosswalks/pedestrian scrambles/Barnes dances (just pick one, they all mean the same) around the metro area.

West Coast News and New Streetfilms Stats!

As some of you may know, I had a long ten day trek to the West Coast to participate in San Francisco's Railvolution, to give a Streetfilms screening at the SF Main Library, ride Critical Mass, head down to L.A. and shoot two other Streetfilms, for a grand West Coast total of five! For those […]

SF Critical Mass Halloween 2008

On my recent West Coast Streetfilms swing, I got to jump into the San Francisco Critical Mass dressed as a "bee" (ironically my childhood nickname!) Although we don't often cover alot of critical mass here on our pages, I thought this one would be apropos since it promised to have up to 5,000 participants, and […]

Sunday Parkways Chicago

One Chicago neighborhood closes it's streets to cars, transforming it into a safe, healthy and fun public space.