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Street Transformations – Upper West Side

We take three before & after photosims, manipulate them and add music. Voila! You've baked a livable streets cake!!

Wikis Take Manhattan

Wiki and free-culture enthusiasts travel around the five boroughs to snap photos for use in Streetswiki and Wikipedia articles.

San Francisco Carves a Park from the Midst of Its Pavement

The entire family of San Francisco city agencies responsible for maintaining its streets made an unconventional decision to close a portion of a street to cars and convert the new space into a simple, yet elegant, public plaza.

Public Space Transformations

These photo simulations from the Project for Public Spaces show how we can transform some of our misused intersections into amazing spaces full of life, commerce, and vitality.

Lounging & Lollygaging in Wodonga

On Fridays, residents of Wodonga, Australia take back the downtown by placing sofas in the street and programming music and games for families. David Engwicht author, philosopher and creator of the Walking School Bus and Mental Speed Bumps, has taken on "the challenge of a lifetime" - to revitalize this downtown district and make the streets more vibrant and livable.

Taking a Bite out of Traffic in Istanbul, Turkey

What can we learn from a city with a population of 12 million plus people, 2.4 million cars and at least 100,000 new vehicles each year? We talk with Urban Planner, Kevser Üstündag.

Bastille Day: Games, Sand & Car-free fun in Brooklyn

Brooklyn celebrates Bastille Day by closing down the street and transforming it into a Pétanque court.

Room To Breathe: NYC

Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) gathered a gaggle of cyclists on 42nd Street in Manhattan to stage a dramatic visual that shows how much street space is gained if more people rode bicycles or took mass transit instead of driving personal cars.

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.

Parking Spot Squat

Transportation Alternatives volunteers turn Brooklyn parking spots into temporary parks.

People Friendly Design in London

London re-imagines its streets into more people-friendly public spaces.

Reclaiming Grand Army Plaza

The Project for Public Spaces recently led a Brooklyn Placemaking workshop in which fifty members of the community met to brainstorm ideas of how to make Grand Army Plaza safer, more accessible, greener, and people-oriented.

Sunday Parkways Chicago

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

Astor Playa 2007: TOPP at Burning Man

Employees of TOPP went out to the Nevada desert to put on a showcase of livable streets.

The Mayor and Tyra Plant a Tree!

While out filming livable streets improvements around Gansevoort and Ninth Avenue today, we roamed into a quagmire of paparazzi in a feeding frenzy. Soon it was apparent why: Mayor Bloomberg and Tyra Banks showed up briefly to beautify our physically separated bike lane on Ninth Avenue by planting a tree!