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Charles Montgomery Talks “Happy City” with Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton interviews award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery about his fantastic new book "Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Thru Urban Design," which delves in to a hard-to-measure metric of happiness and how the built environment of the place we live directly effects us. It's only a short discussion of what's in "Happy City" but Mark and […]

In Portland, Every Day Is Walk and Bike to School Day

In many areas of the country the statistics are bleak -- only a small fraction of children bike or walk to school. But Portland, Oregon has bucked the trend: The number of kids using their feet to get to school is up 25 percent since 2006! Portland makes it happen through a unique blend of […]

How Many More Children Need to Die on NYC Streets Before We Hold Drivers Accountable?

The answer to that question should be zero. But in NYC and many other cities we allow drivers to do whatever they like with very few consequences. And as we have seen far too many times in just the past few weeks, if a driver mounts a sidewalk and runs over and maims or kills, […]

Three Children Too Many March: NYC Residents Fight Back for Safer Streets

A new group, Three Children Too Many, held a march for traffic justice for recent victims of senseless crashes in or near Jackson Heights. The rally was well attended and about 200 people joined up at three different points during the 30 block walk. The rally was met along the route by numerous elected officials […]

Streetfilms University: Sometimes an Effective Video is Very Simple

I often preach in Streetfilms University that sometimes the most effective advocacy videos are extremely simple. They just show real events/conditions on the ground as they happen.  Fortunately, you'll only need a steady hand and be willing to stake out an intersection or problem area to pull it off. Take the above video I took […]

Greenery Outside an Auto Body Shop Makes a Big Difference!

It's always nice to see nature and beauty pop up places you wouldn't expect. Near the western terminus of Queens' 34th Avenue, there are two auto body shops at the corner of 64th Street that go the extra mile to make their corner of the world a little brighter and greener. The amazing thing is […]

A Montreal Intersection Morphs Into a Wonderful Neighborhood Space

On a Bixi bike excursion to get some ice cream in Montreal, my wife and I stumbled upon the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Rue Clark, recently upgraded with colorful new street furniture, traffic calming treatments, and a two-way protected bike lane. The space is teeming with street life. When you arrive at this lovely […]

Montreal’s Car-free Rue St. Catherine and Bustling Bike Rush Hour

While spending a week in Montreal, my wife and I stayed right along the Rue Sainte Catherine, which we discovered is closed to motor vehicles from May 15 through September 6 in two main sections. The first, a mile-long stretch that's been car-free in the summer since 2008, has a lot of restaurants and is […]

The Magnificent Bioswales & Stormwater Treatment Along the Indy Cultural Trail

Many American cities are growing to the idea that they need to do a much better job handling their stormwater runoff at ground level. In Indianapolis, they decided to not only do that but significantly green the city along its newly opened Cultural Trail.  The 8 mile separated biking and walking route loops thru the […]

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: The Next-Gen in U.S. Protected Bike Lanes

In May, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a bike & pedestrian path connecting some of Indy's most popular cultural institutions, had its long-awaited public coming out with a ribbon cutting and celebration. It's one of the biggest bicycling infrastructure achievements in North America, and yet it's still practically a secret. As you'll see, the Cultural Trail […]

NYC is Back in Business: Post Sandy, Queens Mode Montage

NYC has suffered greatly post superstorm Sandy. While we still have a long ways to go, people are starting to go back to work and venture out of their homes. Thursday marked the first day of modest subway restoration. It also saw the return of limited ferries. As well as a full MTA bus schedule […]

¡Viva CicLAvia! (sin subtítulos)

Con subtítulos aqui. Después del patrocinio de dos Streetfilms de los dos primeros CicLAvias, la versión del festival al aire libre de los Ángeles, basado en el del Ciclovia de Bogotá, el Streetsblog de los Ángeles se encontró con un dilema. ¿Cómo continuar un evento que conjure a mas de cien mil Angelinos en las […]

Go Green

Zozo is a large purple creature who likes green transportation and public spaces.  Want to learn more about Zozo? Tune in to The Search for the Zozo for a little Zozo primer.  Also, visit Streets Education to find Zozo resources for teachers.

“Running Man” Crosswalk Countdown Timer in Guadalajara

I've started to see a slew of countdown timers popping up all over Queens & Manhattan of late, but this one I saw while in Guadalajara last week surely ups the fun quotient of crossing the street, not to mention evoking a chuckle or two. It's not as if I haven't seen countdown signals with […]

Complete Streets: It’s About More Than Bike Lanes

Over the last four years, New York City has seen a transportation renaissance on its streets, striking a better balance by providing more space for walking, biking, and transit. As with any departure from the status quo, it can take a while for everyone to grow accustomed to the changes. So Streetfilms decided to look […]