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Streetfilms’ 8th Anniversary Announcement: “Love Helmets, Hate Helmets” PSA Contest!

Folks we've been sitting on this news for a few weeks now, but thanks to an anonymous donor's 100K gift, we will be hosting a radically cool bicycle PSA contest this summer titled "Love Helmets, Hate Helmets".  Anyone in the world will be invited to submit a 60 second PSA telling us why or why […]

Beyond #Sneckdown: Five Other Street Conditions You Can Observe or Document

It's been quite a ride we've had the last six weeks on the sneckdown train.  At least 40 publications & blog posts since January 2nd including the BBC, The Economist, and The Atlantic Cities. I even got on the local news here in NYC on WPIX. As of December 2013 our two Streetfilms had been watched about […]

The Rise of Open Streets: 8 Years of Ciclovia Videos on Streetfilms

A few weeks ago we posted our newest video "The Rise of Open Streets,"  a joint production with The Street Plans Collaborative and the Alliance for Biking & Walking.  We're excited to announce that sometime in March there will be a collection of our open streets films available on DVD for communities to use in […]

The Complete Origin of the #Sneckdown

Nearly everywhere in the livable streets world you look, the sneckdown phenomenon is growing - with hundreds of photos tagged #sneckdown on Twitter in the last month. Although the majority of  news articles & blogging sites have done a commendable job spreading the word, there's still a bit of confusion about the origin of the term […]

Very Cool Streetfilms News From…The Ukraine!

I just love hearing success stories like this.  Take a gander at this new video from Lviv, Ukraine which shows off some of their recent cycling infra successes in 2013. The film was sent to me by Demyan Danyluk who's been a big Streetfilms fan since 2010.  He's a co-founder of the local urban iniative platform […]

Vision Zero: A Tale of Two News Events

As many of you may know by now, yesterday NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held a historic press conference to announce the beginnings of implementing a "Vision Zero" approach to NYC's dangerous streets.  We decided to take the unusual route and put up a good deal of long (but edited) soundbites from the press conference […]

Janette Sadik-Khan’s Greatest Streetfilms Hits!

Now that former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has moved on to her next transportation chapter, Streetfilms thought the time was perfect to look back at some of her greatest moments with us.  We've always had a great relationship with Janette and during her six and half year reign and she's been in a few […]

Many more Bike Share Systems to Watch on Streetfilms

With the publication of our new Streetfilm on the recent success of bike share in North America in 2013 (in partnership with ITDP), we wanted to remind you we have done more bike share videos than anybody, anywhere else in the world. We started out with Elizabeth Press' great film back in 2008 on Paris' […]

NYC Transit Time Warp! Get out and ride vintage subways on Sundays in December!

In New York City, every Sunday in December you can ride vintage trains between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza in Queens. It's a rare treat and wonderful MTA tribute to a bygone era. It's a unique experience to be amongst train nuts & transit aficionados riding the rails aboard 1930s subway cars, which is way […]

Corona Plaza: One of the Best Pedestrian Spaces in NYC Gets a Big Boost!

Streetfilms Shortie - Dancing in Corona Plaza from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Mega-wowsers! Today out in Corona Plaza there was a big press event to announce an $800,000 donation from JPMorgan Chase Foundation to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership which goes to help fund the upkeep of ped plazas in low-income neighborhoods. Streetsblog has the full story, […]

How Many More Children Need to Die on NYC Streets Before We Hold Drivers Accountable?

The answer to that question should be zero. But in NYC and many other cities we allow drivers to do whatever they like with very few consequences. And as we have seen far too many times in just the past few weeks, if a driver mounts a sidewalk and runs over and maims or kills, […]

Five Great Streetfilms You May Have Missed! So Watch ‘Em Now!

Since we have over 500 Streetfilms, invariably there are some I thought deserved far more viewers then they ultimately got. And some of these I really enjoyed working on or believed are important to see. Since I was recently asked which of my Streetfilms I wished had gotten more play, I decided to look over […]

West Coast Swing: Portland’s 100th Bike Corral, Seattle’s First Cycle Track and Railvolution 2013

Portland Now Has 100 Street Bike Corrals! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Above is a Streetfilms Shortie showing that Portland, OR is now up to an astounding 100 bike corrals, far more than any other U.S. city has installed.  And they can't keep up with demand!! It's so nice that they aren't anything unusual anymore, in […]

Even More From The Netherlands: Ride from Assen to Groningen!

By now if you haven't seen our Streetfilm "Groningen: The World's Cycling City" you should check it out. Like, now! It has broken every single Streetfilms viewing record - it had nearly 40,000 plays in just its first week! One of the folks you'll see featured in that video is David Hembrow who has been […]

Streetfilms University: Sometimes an Effective Video is Very Simple

I often preach in Streetfilms University that sometimes the most effective advocacy videos are extremely simple. They just show real events/conditions on the ground as they happen.  Fortunately, you'll only need a steady hand and be willing to stake out an intersection or problem area to pull it off. Take the above video I took […]