Biking is cheap. Biking is fast. Biking promotes independence and exploration. Biking is great exercise. And, biking sure is FUN! What better way for New York City's teens to navigate the city and get themselves to school? This generation is politically active and solutions-oriented. The last few weeks, we've been interviewing students - some in […]
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A new vehicle count on First Avenue showed that cars and trucks barely outnumbered bikes, despite drivers getting almost 12 times as much space on the uptown roadway — the second East Side roadway whose mode split reveals the need for wider bike lanes and less room for cars. In the latest count — which follows […]
Actor. Writer. Minor social media legend. Gentleman cyclist. This week, Streetfilms tagged along with actor George Hahn for a very special episode: “How to Ride Like a Gentleman.” In this film, we explore the city with Hahn and learn these valuable tips: “Don’t ride like a dick.” Don’t roll through crosswalks or frighten pedestrians. There’s […]
A few weeks ago, I published two eye-opening videos I shot on a pair of Manhattan's Avenues with protected bike lanes (one at the 1st Ave & Queensboro Bridge entrance, the other used multiple intersections on 2nd Ave). The purpose was to show how much of a bike boom the city is already experiencing and I […]
Last year in Jersey City, NJ we followed some of the meetings, rides, and community outreach around the development of their ambitious Bicycle Master Plan. A few weeks ago we paid a visit to see how well implementation is going and despite the complications of Covid, the installation of parking protected as well as barrier […]
So with a great "new" law on the books that allows bicycle riders to also legally use pedestrian signals (LPIs) to get a 5 to 10 second head start on drivers in NYC why did it take Streetfilms nearly a year to talk to the two people most responsible for it? Well when it was […]
This is a fun video. Some etiquette. Some style. Some advocacy. But all fun!
StreetFilms latest release is "NYC Restaurants Need Open Streets NOW". Produced and hosted by Henry Rinehart. Open Streets NOW takes us on a bike ride around NYC to hear from some of the city’s finest restaurateurs and chefs about how open streets meet the needs of an industry in crisis. Henry Rinehart on Open Streets […]
Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District has been transformed from an underused open street into a bustling, lively hangout thanks to 5,000 square feet of donated sod — Exhibit A in the open-and-shut case for more car-free streets in pedestrian-majority neighborhoods. It’s a pleasant place to sit or stroll — and it’s good […]
New York City Bike Mayor Courtney Williams provided the nucleus for Brooklyn's Big Fix Day, an event that brings out bike mechanics to the neediest area of the city, in this case East New York and the surrounding communities, to sponsor free bicycle fixing. Notably this year, East New York, Brownsville, Canarsie and surrounding communities […]
The Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst areas of Queens were among the hardest hit in the United States by the Covid-19 epidemic. This film looks at the months-long struggle in Jackson Heights to get an open street on its beautiful tree-lined 34th Avenue. Featuring two-way streets separated by a median, it was the perfect place […]
I live in NYC's Jackson Heights, 11372. Which is currently among the hardest hit zip-codes in the USA for Coronavirus cases and fatalities. It has been a tough month for many of our neighbors and friends. I get outside for a socially distanced hour every day so I can get footage to show how drastically […]
Yesterday, Streetfilms went to the foot of the Queensborough Bridge to ask bicycling commuters if they are using their bikes more due to the novel Coronavirus or if they see the benefits in doing such on a daily basis. They day prior both the Mayor and Governor issued updated guidelines for residents asking them to […]