Biking is cheap. Biking is fast. Biking promotes independence and exploration. Biking is great exercise. And, biking sure is FUN! What better way for New York City's teens to navigate the city and get themselves to school? This generation is politically active and solutions-oriented. The last few weeks, we've been interviewing students - some in […]
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A new vehicle count on First Avenue showed that cars and trucks barely outnumbered bikes, despite drivers getting almost 12 times as much space on the uptown roadway — the second East Side roadway whose mode split reveals the need for wider bike lanes and less room for cars. In the latest count — which follows […]
Actor. Writer. Minor social media legend. Gentleman cyclist. This week, Streetfilms tagged along with actor George Hahn for a very special episode: “How to Ride Like a Gentleman.” In this film, we explore the city with Hahn and learn these valuable tips: “Don’t ride like a dick.” Don’t roll through crosswalks or frighten pedestrians. There’s […]
This is a fun video. Some etiquette. Some style. Some advocacy. But all fun!
Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District has been transformed from an underused open street into a bustling, lively hangout thanks to 5,000 square feet of donated sod — Exhibit A in the open-and-shut case for more car-free streets in pedestrian-majority neighborhoods. It’s a pleasant place to sit or stroll — and it’s good […]
I hadn't been on my bicycle in over a week, choosing to walk and run for exercise during the Coronavirus (and observing recommended precautions) but I was curious what my normal commute looked like. So on Friday I chose to get my exercise by bicycling in to Manhattan and brought my camera along as I […]
Check out this video montage showing how horrible and inhumane Madison Square/Flatiron Building area was for pedestrians & cyclists in 2007 compared to now!
Since just about everyone around the world has been asking where is Streetfilms' coverage of the 14th Street Busway, the true answer has basically been: just about everyone else did such a pretty good job documenting (and mostly loving) it, that I really felt this one didn't need my input or care. The world really […]
In the 1990s, cyclists fought hard to finally gain access to the Queensboro Bridge when the city dedicated one of its 10 lanes to shared bike & pedestrian use. That was acceptable back when few commuters used those modes on the bridge. Now? More than 5,400 cyclists crossed the Queensboro Bridge daily in 2017, a […]
Where can you find the ONLY coverage of NYC's Climate Strike including a Manhattan march, a group bike ride and PARKing Day 2019 all wrapped in one tidy package? (And also shot only by human power over 5 hours at dozens of locations?) Well right here on Streetfilms my friends. Enjoy!
Going thru the archives found some really great "vintage" footage to put together yet another episode in the Street Transformations series, this one looking at the positive transformation of the roads that encircle Union Square. Rewind to 2005 when I was really starting to dive in to the work that would become Streetfilms. I decided […]
“If you’re looking for the place that shows the failure of New York City to have any sort of traffic management policy, this is the spot.” That’s Doug Gordon, a.k.a. Brooklyn Spoke, who recently joined Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson Jr. in Lower Manhattan to document the lunacy at the intersection of Varick, Carmine, and Clarkson streets, […]
For about eight more weeks, drivers can still use parts of the Central Park loop as a traffic shortcut. Then, on June 27, that’s it, the exhaust spewers need to clear out. Would it be nice to enjoy a car-free park a little sooner, during these mild spring days full of flowering trees? Sure. But this […]
Can you really blame pedestrians on 8th Avenue? For a few hours at rush hour in the am/pm the protected bike lane is filled with walkers since they are forced off the dense sidewalks due to the astronomical number of commuters and residents on them. This of course turns the protected bike lane installed a […]
Here's one from the archives from my bikeTV days (2001-2006) when we had a group of advocates strongly advocating for better safety measures for the access points to the new Manhattan Bridge shared bike-ped path on the south side. I did an entire episode on entrance/exits to all five East River bridges in 2004. Here […]