Marcus Woollen is a prime example of what bicycling can do for your mind, body and spirit. Fifteen months ago, after being declared obese by his doctors, he decided he needed to get healthy and find a way to fit exercise into his busy schedule. So he tried bike commuting from Jackson Heights, Queens to [...]
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Los Angeles' Eco-village offers a sustainable alternative to the dominant American lifestyle of over consumption and mis-use of natural resources.
A group of concerned Moms rally to get the word out, “No More Cars in Central Park!”
¿Cómo se puede hacer que miles y miles de personas en una ciudad participen en actividad física a la misma vez?
30 second promo airing on television for this year's Summer Streets!
Despite a very dreary and damp first half of the day, Portland's first Ciclovia-style street closure, Sunday Parkways, was a smashing success with countless thousands of city residents participating. It was like a giant community block party with walkers, bikers, joggers, bladers, families, and pets filling the 6 mile course.
Press conference announcing Summer Streets 2008, with Mayor Bloomberg, Lance Armstrong, David Byrne, Janette Sadik-Khan and Scott Stringer and we've included wonderful quottage from them all.
Since many cities around the world are now flirting with the idea of doing their own Ciclovia-style street closures, we have been asked by a few individuals and advocates for a shorter version of our Ciclovia film. Here it is.
Check out this profile of one of NYC's great neighborhood activists and how she gets things done.
A memorial is placed at sites to remind passerby where pedestrians were killed by cars.
In Part 1 of our Bogotá trilogy watch as every Sunday & holiday, every week, the City of Bogotá, Colombia closes down over 70 miles of roadways to cars and let people bike, walk, talk, exercise, picnic, sunbathe, I could go on and on. Just watch the video, it's amazing.
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 [...]
Highlights from the 2006 Transportation Alternatives' Tour de Brooklyn.
A memorial ride for Eric Ng, who was killed by a drunk driver on the West Side Highway Bike Path.
Seniors in Portland ride three-wheeled trikes thanks to a program by the Portland Office of Transportation (PDOT).
This Portland institution emphasizes using non-motorized means to get to school.
A visual example of the hoops through which a pedestrian must jump to cross a street in Times Square.
Cars get more space than pedestrians do on the streets, which leads to overcrowded sidewalks.
Bronx resident, Nicole Duncan, films the daily, perilous, pedestrian conditions while walking her children to school.