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London’s Do-It-Yourself Approach to Safer Streets

In the UK, the non-profit Sustrans is pioneering a community-based method to reclaim streets from high-speed traffic and make neighborhoods safer and more sociable places. Called "DIY Streets," the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited […]

Building Greenways and Community in the Bronx

Groups in the Bronx build greenways and community.

Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World

Curitiba has become a city well known for inventive urban planning and affordable (to the user and the city) public transportation. This video illustrates how Curitiba's public transportation system operates.

Piazza Saint Francis: A Proposed Urban Park in San Francisco

Lawrence Ferlinghetti muses about the benefits of a proposed urban park in San Fransisco's historic North Beach neighborhood.

Making a Better Market Street

In this Streetfilms look at San Francisco's Market Street we talk to cyclists, advocates, users, planners, and decision makers about what is wrong with the space (and how they might fix it.)

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.

Depaving Day!

Portland, Oregon's Depave.org leads an asphalt removing project to kick off the World Carfree Conference. Depave.org will continue to work with Goldsmith Properties to transform this now asphalt-free site into a community greenspace. Once completed, the site will be used to educate the public about pavement removal and storm water drainage management.

Melbourne: A Pedestrian Paradise

In the last 15 years, the city of Melbourne has altered its landscape with more car-free spaces, wider sidewalks, greener streets, eclectic cafes, public art and a bustling pedestrian haven where people relate more to their environment

Taking a Bite out of Traffic in Istanbul, Turkey

What can we learn from a city with a population of 12 million plus people, 2.4 million cars and at least 100,000 new vehicles each year? We talk with Urban Planner, Kevser Üstündag.

In Davis’ Platinum City Even the Munchkins Ride Bikes

Davis, California is the only Platinum bike city in the U.S. Come see why.

Reclaiming Grand Army Plaza

The Project for Public Spaces recently led a Brooklyn Placemaking workshop in which fifty members of the community met to brainstorm ideas of how to make Grand Army Plaza safer, more accessible, greener, and people-oriented.

Interview with Enrique Peñalosa

Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa discusses his amazing success transforming Bogotá into a livable city for cyclists and pedestrians.

Portland, Ore. – Festival Streets

Innovative thinking in Portland has produced a new street design which emphasizes community use.

The Defeat of the Mt. Hood Freeway (Portland, Ore.)

Portland, Oregon communities fight to successfully defeat construction the Mt. Hood Freeway.