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Walk21 NYC: World Pedestrian Leaders Take Manhattan

With all the recent, remarkable livable streets improvements to the streets of New York City, it's no surprise the 10th annual, Walk21 Conference chose us for its host digs. Visitors and attendees were treated to a cornucopia of pedestrian street infrastructure to salivate over and debate; including tours of the recently opened High Line to […]

Jaime Lerner on Making Curitiba’s First Pedestrian Street

Rua XV de Novembro (15th of November Street) is a vital artery through downtown Curitiba. In 1972 under the direction of then Mayor Jaime Lerner, it became the first major pedestrian street in Brazil.

San Francisco Carves a Park from the Midst of Its Pavement

The entire family of San Francisco city agencies responsible for maintaining its streets made an unconventional decision to close a portion of a street to cars and convert the new space into a simple, yet elegant, public plaza.

People Friendly Design in London

London re-imagines its streets into more people-friendly public spaces.

The Transformation of NYC’s Madison Square

We already touched on Madison Square in our in-depth interview with Janette Sadik-Khan last fall, but we always felt that it deserved a much closer examination based upon all the footage we couldn't use in that Streetfilm. Take a freaking look!

Los Angeles’ Eco-Village

Los Angeles' Eco-village offers a sustainable alternative to the dominant American lifestyle of over consumption and mis-use of natural resources.

Transformando las Calles de Nueva York: Una conversación con Janette Sadik-Khan

Our interview with NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan translated into Spanish (with subtitles).

Daylighting: Make Your Crosswalks Safer

Daylighting is a simple pedestrian safety strategy which removes parking spaces surrounding an intersection in order to create better visibility for all street users and reduce the risk of conflict.

Grand Street 2005

With all the hullabaloo over the new Grand Street bike lane, we thought we'd resurrect a Streetfilm (actually before they were even called Streetfilms!) from back in June 2005 with TOPP founder Mark Gorton talking about the then incredible width of Grand Street and the inequity of street space devoted to its users. We used […]

An Alfresco chat with Jan Gehl

Danish livable streets maestro Jan Gehl, grabbed a table in New York City's new wonderful public space, Madison Square, to chat with Streetsblog's Editor-in-chief Aaron Naparstek.

A New Vision for the Upper West Side

See how one community organized to create a plan for safer, healthier and more livable streets and public spaces.

Bike-Thru Window Banking – Boulder, Colorado

How's this for customer service? The Pueblo Bank & Trust in Boulder, Colorado provides bicycle customers a bike drive-thru window!

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.

Chicanes In My Neighborhood

Sometimes double-parked cars and street regulations form their own temporary traffic calmed conditions.

The Street Life of Havana

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