Sarah Gallagher from the Upper Green Side introduces Streetfilms to some of the dangers of living near the Queensboro bridge. Talking to store owners, and others in the area, we learn there is another high cost of doing business in the area other than rent. "There's never a quiet time anymore. And there's never a […]
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In Portland, Oregon, City Repair promotes intersection interventions where hundreds of people take back their streets by painting street murals and creating community-friendly commons to gather and socialize.
StreetFilms was out at I.S. 89 in Manhattan last week working with Brooke DuBose and Graham Beck of Transportation Alternatives. The middle school students, with the help of Manhattan Youth's Bob Townley, organized an after-school speed gunning event in response to two recent accidents involving motorists and students crossing the West Side Highway on their […]
The StreetFilms crew was on Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan a while back and discovered this delivery truck eating up an already meager sidewalk. Pedestrians, many of whom were forced out into the street, seemed to regard the obstruction as a common occurrence. Just one example of the thousands of intrusions per day a cars-first […]
Students at P.S. 321 in Park Slope participated in an Earth Day walkathon to raise money for three non-profit green groups, including Transportation Alternatives.
In this clip, Aaron Naparstek of Streetsblog, standing at the intersection of Third Avenue and Baltic Street in Brooklyn where four year old James Nyprie Rice was killed in a crosswalk while walking with his aunt talks candidly about long delayed safety improvements for the area.
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.
The Project for Public Spaces visited Chicago to meet with many of the key leaders in the Livable Streets movement.
Most advocates believe that two-way streets function better for pedestrians, cyclists, commerce, and livable streets. In Park Slope, Brooklyn the NYC DOT is headed the wrong direction.
An overview of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's historic October 2006 Transportation Conference.
Former BogotÃ¡ mayor Enrique PeÃ±alosa discusses his amazing success transforming BogotÃ¡ into a livable city for cyclists and pedestrians.
Innovative thinking in Portland has produced a new street design which emphasizes community use.
In Portland, OR, you can get a $242 ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
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.
While walking around Manhattan, pedestrians might wonder where all the cars come from. After seeing these statistics, it seems obvious.