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The Metamorphosis of NYC Streets

There's nothing more dramatic than looking back five or ten years at Streetfilms footage to see how much the streets of New York City have changed. In this wonderful montage, check out the incredible changes at Times Square, Herald Square, the Brooklyn waterfront, and many other places that outgoing NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and […]

Summer Streets 2008 (NYC)

Feeling remarkably similar to Bogota's Ciclovia, the New York City Department of Transportation held its first Summer Streets event on Saturday by opening 7 miles of city streets to pedestrians and bike traffic only. From 7 AM to 1 PM, roads were car-free from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge along Park Avenue. It was splendiferous.

Transforming NYC Streets: A Conversation with Janette Sadik-Khan

In our exclusive Streetfilms interview, Janette Sadik-Khan talks with Executive Director, Mark Gorton, about some of the highlights her department has achieved in a very short period of time.

MBA: Bicycling

For the second chapter in our Moving Beyond the Automobile series we'll take a look at bicycling. More and more people are choosing to cycle for at least part of their commute in cities across the world. Leading the way in the United States, Portland, Oregon is up to a daily bike count of 17,000 […]

The Rise of Open Streets

Streetfilms has been documenting the open streets movement for over seven years, beginning with our landmark film in 2007 on Bogota's Ciclovia, currently the most viewed Streetfilm of all time. The next year, Mike Lydon of The Street Plans Collaborative decided to get an open streets event going in Miami, which led to his research for The […]

Citi Bike Debuts in New York City!

Memorial Day 2013 marked a milestone in NYC transportation history: the debut of the city's bike-share system, Citi Bike. At 330 stations, 6,000 bikes (of a planned 10,000) were available to more than 13,000 members who signed up for a yearly pass - and many of them couldn't wait to hit the streets! The press conference […]

NYC CityRacks Design Finalists

The NYC DOT along with Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Google and Transportation Alternatives have sponsored a CITYRACKS design competition. The designs of the ten finalists were installed at Aster Place and at the museum. The winner will be announced on October 24th.

Paint a Parking Lot, Put Up a Paradise

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a triangle that once was home to two dozen car parking spots now is a green pedestrian plaza. If that ain't cool, we don't know what is.

In Appreciation of the NEW Times Square

Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce his verdict on Times Square's new pedestrian spaces very soon. Will the changes be permanent? This morning Bloomberg told radio host John Gambling that we'll find out sometime next week. In the meantime, it seems like the media has decided to fixate on rumorsthat Midtown traffic speeds may not have increased […]

Tour de Brooklyn 2007

The third annual Tour de Brooklyn 2007 attracted over 2,000 riders including new, New York City DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

LOOKing to Make Cycling Safer in NYC

New public safety initiative from the NYC DOT.

Trading Car Parking for Bike Racks

In a historic move, the New York City Department of Transportation has replaced three car parking spaces in Williamsburg with on-street bike racks to accomodate about 30 bicycles.

Transformando las Calles de Nueva York: Una conversación con Janette Sadik-Khan

Our interview with NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan translated into Spanish (with subtitles).

NYC Summer Streets 2009

New York City Department of Transportation and partners kicked off the second annual Summer Streets. A car-free zone was created from 7 AM to 1 PM starting at 72nd Street and traveled mainly along Park Ave to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Select Bus Service Debuts on Manhattan’s East Side

This weekend, Select Bus Service debuted on First and Second Avenues in Manhattan, bringing a package of improvements to speed trips on one of New York's most-used bus routes. Buses on the M15 route were traveling at a snail-like clip of less than 6 mph before the introduction of SBS. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette […]