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Gary Toth: Reinventing Transportation Planning as Community Development

Streetsblog's Editor-in-chief, Aaron Naparstek chatted with Gary Toth the Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives for the Project for Public Spaces.

San Francisco Does Sunday Streets

For two glorious Sundays, San Francisco closed streets along a stretch of its waterfront to cars – and opened them to humanity. A second "Sunday Streets San Francisco" event on September 14th reprised an August 31st street party, both of which saw thousands of people come out to run, skate, cycle, dance, or stroll their […]

Street Transformations: Grand Army Plaza

As one gentleman said to me while admiring the new greenery and traffic islands in Grand Army Plaza, "Wow, sometimes government does work!" It's easy to quickly forget how things were, but we here at Streetfilms aim to not let that happen. Check out these extraordinary before/afters; especially the new separated bike lane which safely shepherds riders from Prospect Park.

Lessons from L.A.: A Rush Hour Drive with a City Planner

Streetfilms Nicholas Whitaker took a back seat, rush hour ride with City Planner Deborah Murphy through the streets of Los Angeles. Murphy pointed out some of the difficulties one encounters in L.A. as a pedestrian advocate, commuter, and champion for change.

Janette Sadik-Khan’s “Sustainable Streets”

Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, unveils NYC DOT's "Sustainable Streets" - a strategic Plan for 2008 and beyond.

Lessons from LA: Looking at BRT

Looking at some of the pros and cons of Bus Rapid Transit in Los Angeles.

Bus Rapid Transit: Bogotá

In Part 2 of our Bogotá trilogy, we examine the tremendously successful Bus Rapid Transit system which has revolutionized transit there.

Merry Gridlock

Streetsblog's Aaron Naparstek talks with drivers about their commute and congestion pricing.

Illustrating Parking Reform with Dr. Shoup

Dr. Donald Shoup illustrates with toy cars and a table-sized model of NYC streets the benefits of proper parking pricing.

S.F. Giants: Valet Bike Parking 81 Games Per Year

The San Francisco Giants offer free, convenient, attended bicycle parking at all 81 of their home games.

NYC Metamorphosis!

Copious amounts of positivity coming from the NYC DOT. Check out these before and afters.

Street Lessons from a Blizzard (with sneckdown!)

Back in Feb 2006, as the largest ever recorded NYC snowfall (26.9") was winding down, I ran outside with a camera to try to capture some traffic calming, transportation and livable streets lessons.

London Driver on Congestion Pricing

London driver Barny Crocker offers up some anecdotes about Congestion Charging.

Campaign for New York’s Future: Congestion Pricing

The Campaign for New York's Future explains the health and transportation benefits of congestition pricing, one of the 127 proposals included in Mayor Bloomberg's ambitious PlaNYC2030.

Gridlock Sam: Car-free Central Park

Sam Schwartz, former NYC Commissioner of Traffic, explains how closing Central Park to cars will not result in traffic chaos.