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 […]
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StreetFilms' 30 minute film on Portland, OR showing just a few of the ways it is one of the most livable cities in the U.S.
Bob Kiley who served as Commissioner of Transport for London from 2001 to 2006 talks about congestition pricing, the benefits it has brought to London, and possibilites for New York City.
According to Dr. Shoup, reforming "free parking" policies will lead to a better pedestrian environment, cleaner streets, less pollution and safer downtown shopping districts. Here is part of our interview with him.
An overview of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's historic October 2006 Transportation Conference.
In Berkeley, Calif. a citywide network of traffic calmed streets called Bicycle Boulevards allows bicyclists to navigate safely. They are marked by wonderful purple signage and street stencils larger than a car!
The use of traffic calming in Portland emphasizes keeping thru traffic out of neighborhoods.
Who needs bike lanes on wonderful streets like these when you keep traffic to a minimum?
While walking around Manhattan, pedestrians might wonder where all the cars come from. After seeing these statistics, it seems obvious.
Portland, Oregon communities fight to successfully defeat construction the Mt. Hood Freeway.
Discussion about the transportation planning with former NYC D.O.T. Commissioner Lou Riccio.
Part Two of our interview: Sam Schwartz and T.O.P.P. founder & Executive Director Mark Gorton discuss how the modal split into NYC's Central Business District (essentially south of 59th Street) has changed over the last half century and how some of those numbers could easily be reversed by revoking free parking permits for NYC Governmental employees.
Removing the Embarcadero Freeway enabled miles of public space to be reclaimed for pedestrian boulevards, parks, waterfront access points and other people friendly places.
As mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa accomplished remarkable changes of monumental proportions for the people of his country in just three years.
Transportation Alternatives releases a comprehensive study on permit parking abuse.