Getting a protected bike lane on NYC's Amsterdam Avenue was an epic struggle. This year, safe streets finally won. Amsterdam Avenue is a neighborhood street on the Upper West Side, but it was designed like a highway with several lanes of one-way motor vehicle traffic. Local residents campaigned for nearly ten years to repurpose one of […]
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Watch what this group of frustrated Vision Zero activists did to get their Community Board’s attention!
For many years, residents of Manhattan's Community Board 7 have been frustrated by the lack of transportation initiative from the leaders of their board. So after many years of trying to work within the boundaries of the system they decided to stage a silent sign protest at February's board meeting. Since Community Board members are […]
As many of you may know by now, yesterday NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held a historic press conference to announce the beginnings of implementing a "Vision Zero" approach to NYC's dangerous streets. We decided to take the unusual route and put up a good deal of long (but edited) soundbites from the press conference […]
See how one community organized to create a plan for safer, healthier and more livable streets and public spaces.
Jan Gehl headlines an exciting livable streets event at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.
We take three before & after photosims, manipulate them and add music. Voila! You've baked a livable streets cake!!