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 [...]
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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.
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.
London re-imagines its streets into more people-friendly public spaces.
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 offers a sustainable alternative to the dominant American lifestyle of over consumption and mis-use of natural resources.
Our interview with NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan translated into Spanish (with subtitles).
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.
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 [...]
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.
See how one community organized to create a plan for safer, healthier and more livable streets and public spaces.
How's this for customer service? The Pueblo Bank & Trust in Boulder, Colorado provides bicycle customers a bike drive-thru window!
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.
Sometimes double-parked cars and street regulations form their own temporary traffic calmed conditions.
Ethan Kent from PPS takes us on a pictorial journey of his trip to the streets of Cuba.
Raised crosswalks explained with the help of stop-animation and the classic 80s video game, "Frogger"
There are dozens of Bike Boxes popping up all over NYC, wanna find out how to use them?
We take three before & after photosims, manipulate them and add music. Voila! You've baked a livable streets cake!!
The Purple Traffic Calming Wizard chats with the hoi polloi to find out what peeps think about the physically separated bike path on 9th Ave.
NYC is getting a separated bike lane. Pinch us! Pinch us!!