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Queens Plaza Protected Cycletrack is Open for Business

Using a bicycle in Queens just got more safe and efficient for riders that use the Queens Plaza area to access the Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian path. Yesterday afternoon, Streetfilms got tips from fans saying the physically protected bike & pedestrian median was finally open. By the time we got there, scores of folks […]

Tour de Queens 2011

Transportation Alternatives' 4th Annual Tour de Queens once again didn't disappoint.  2000 riders navigated thru the 18 mile, family-paced course experiencing neighborhoods from Forest Hills to Jackson Heights.  As usual the festivities started and ended in fabulous Flushing Meadow Corona Park in the shadow of the iconic Unisphere. New York Mets mascot Mr. Met was […]

My NYC Biking Story: Bin Feng Zheng

This spring, Transportation Alternatives launched a program to promote safe cycling throughout the five boroughs. Bin Feng Zheng, 23, works for this program as an NYC Bicycle Ambassador. Bin started riding a bike just two years ago, so he knows all about the challenges of learning to ride. He's also tri-lingual -- speaking Chinese and […]

Help Streetfilms Continue to Change the World! Donate today!

As we enter the final week of our fundraising drive, we wanted to share some of the wonderful feedback we’ve been getting from our supporters. We hope you will join them by making a donation today, so that we may reach our $25,000 goal by June 30th. Every donation to Streetfilms makes a difference, and […]

My NYC Biking Story: Steve O’Neill

Prospect Heights resident Steve O'Neill has been biking most of his 15 years living in New York City.  Last year he added to his daily roundtrip commute to Columbus Circle by dropping his son Beckett off at school, and the new Prospect Park West bike lane helps him do that safely. As a subway trip […]

My NYC Biking Story: Howard Wolfson

If you follow the Twitter hashtag #bikenyc, you've probably noticed more than a few tweets from New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, a.k.a. @howiewolf. In this episode of My NYC Biking Story, we'd like to introduce you to the man who's been tweeting out a flurry of facts, figures, and poll numbers related to […]

Getting Started with Universal Subtitles

Streetfilms is very excited about launching Universal Subtitles, a web-based video subtitling tool.  Universal Subtitles uses crowd sourcing to allow viewers to translate and subtitle videos in any language, as well as improve upon existing translations.  Read more about it in a post by Streetfilms’ technical lead, Chris Abraham. It’s super easy to use, fits […]

Universal Subtitles Comes to Streetfilms

Over the last years, Streetfilms has become a resource for people all over the world who are interested in improving the street life of their cities. People have also started to translate the films and create new videos with subtitles for their native audience. Here's an example of a Streetfilms video translated for Streets of […]

Donate Now! Streetfilms Inspires Action and Change Worldwide

Dear Streetfilms Supporters, A couple of weeks ago we launched our campaign to raise $25,000 by June 30th, and we can’t stop the momentum now!  A big thanks goes out to all of you who have already donated. For the last five years, Streetfilms and Streetsblog have been the world leaders in showing how proper […]

The Biggest, Baddest Bike-Share in the World: Hangzhou China

The 50,000-bike system in Hangzhou, the southern Chinese city of almost 7 million people, blows all other bike-shares off the map.

My NYC Biking Story: Lucette Gilbert

Friday is National Bike to Work Day, and if you're looking for a little motivation to get on your bicycle, meet Lucette Gilbert. Lucette says she is in her "very late 70s" and biking since she was 7 years old. So, by my calculations, she has been riding a bike for some 70 years! She […]

Support a More Livable NYC: Donate to Streetsblog and Streetfilms

The first few months of 2011 have kept us on our toes here in NYC. The frivolous lawsuits are flying, the tabloid columnists and TV journos are on a mission to thwart anything that makes life better for pedestrians,cyclists, or bus riders, and a few City Council members and the Public Advocate seem to think that preventing street […]

My NYC Biking Story: Marcus Woollen

Marcus Woollen is a prime example of what bicycling can do for your mind, body and spirit. Fifteen months ago, after being declared obese by his doctors, he decided he needed to get healthy and find a way to fit exercise into his busy schedule. So he tried bike commuting from Jackson Heights, Queens to […]

Complete Streets: It’s About More Than Bike Lanes

Over the last four years, New York City has seen a transportation renaissance on its streets, striking a better balance by providing more space for walking, biking, and transit. As with any departure from the status quo, it can take a while for everyone to grow accustomed to the changes. So Streetfilms decided to look […]

My NYC Biking Story: Sarinya Srisakul

Today we launch a new series in honor of Bike Month. "My NYC Biking Stories," comprises up to ten short vignettes on people who ride in New York City. Our first profile is on Sarinya Srisakul, the city’s first female Asian-American firefighter. She is also vegan, and one of the 31 female firefighters in the […]