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Summer Streets PSA

30 second promo airing on television for this year's Summer Streets!

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.

Depaving Day!

Portland, Oregon's Depave.org leads an asphalt removing project to kick off the World Carfree Conference. Depave.org will continue to work with Goldsmith Properties to transform this now asphalt-free site into a community greenspace. Once completed, the site will be used to educate the public about pavement removal and storm water drainage management.

Melbourne: A Pedestrian Paradise

In the last 15 years, the city of Melbourne has altered its landscape with more car-free spaces, wider sidewalks, greener streets, eclectic cafes, public art and a bustling pedestrian haven where people relate more to their environment

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!

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.

Transforming NY City Streets

Neighborhood activists, professional planners, and experienced advocates gathered this week to share their secrets on how New Yorkers can transform the public realm.

Astor Playa 2007: TOPP at Burning Man

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

Transportation Ethics

Executive Director Mark Gorton interviews NY Times' Ethics columnist Randy Cohen about urban automobility.

A Walk around the Upper West Side

Mark Gorton and neighbor Lisa Sladkus point out traffic calming features they'd like see on the UWS.

NYC Streets Renaissance with Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl headlines an exciting livable streets event at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.

Street Transformations – Upper West Side

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

UWS Streets Renaissance: Amsterdam Avenue

Mark Gorton and neighbor Lisa Sladkus point out Amsterdam Avenue's speed geometry.

PARK(ing) Day NYC 2007

In Fall 2007, T.A. & The Trust for Public Land organized a of group of motley advocates in liberating nearly two dozen parking spaces and turning them into open green areas for city residents to enjoy. Parking Day rules!