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Women In Motion: New Lady Riders Reflect on NYC Cycling

Streetfilms went out to talk to a few new-to-the-streets women cyclists and find out what got them cycling, what their biking experience is like and find out the role cycling has taken on in their lives. We hope you'll find their comments enlightening and thought-provoking.

“The Pedestrian Crush” on 34th & 7th Avenue

Although there is undoubtedly an amazing streets renaissance going on in NYC, there still remain places in dire need of improvement.  Heavily-used areas like the blocks surrounding Penn Station area from 4 to 7 PM on weekdays are overwhelmed with pedestrians making their way home to via a network of subways, NJ Transit, the Long […]

The Search for the Zozo

Thanks to a marked improvement for pedestrians and cyclists in public spaces in NYC, Zozo's - purple, pleasant creatures who once roamed NYC's streets before the presence of the automobile but thought now extinct - are making a comeback. Watch our mockumentary as we go in search of the ever-elusive Zozo! Will we find it?

Idle-Free NYC

Clean air and idle-free advocates celebrate their recent successes and the continuation of the Idle-free NYC campaign.

L.A.’s East Hollywood ArtCycle & Block Party

Streetfilms rode along on an ArtCycle tour of local studio spaces sponsored by the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Afterwards, we joined a block party in progress.

Streetsblog Comes to San Francisco

While on the West Coast in October for the Railvolution Conference, the announcement went out that San Francisco would become the third chapter in the Streetsblog sisterhood. Hip Hip Hooray!

Sunday Parkways Chicago

One Chicago neighborhood closes it's streets to cars, transforming it into a safe, healthy and fun public space.

Figment* 2008 on Governors Island

This weekend, FIGMENT 2008, a free, non-profit art project, drew upwards of 10,000 people to Governors Island for a three day festival of performance, music and participatory art. Partnering with Governors Island, the producers of FIGMENT hope to increase the enjoyment of art by placing it in an under-utilized public space just minutes from downtown. Streetfilms was there to cover the event and speak to one of the creators of what it is all about.

The Street Life of Havana

Ethan Kent from PPS takes us on a pictorial journey of his trip to the streets of Cuba.

Ciclovia: Bogotá, Colombia

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.

PARKing Day Redux in Park Slope! (2007)

Advocates take over a few parking spaces and enjoy the day in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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!

Intersection Repair

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.

PSA: What Can Brown Do For You?

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 […]

Portland, Ore. – Festival Streets

Innovative thinking in Portland has produced a new street design which emphasizes community use.