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New Streetfilms T-Shirt Contest: Pitch a Streetfilm!

Story ideas. People have them. Sometimes they let us know. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are good. Sometimes they are bad. Sometimes we don't have a 1 million dollar budget to pull them off. Heck, sometimes they give us a good one at event and we don't write them down. (Bad Streetfilms! Bad!)

So here is your chance to pitch us a story. There are just a few guidelines for this contest. 1) Since about half of our stories are bike-centric, we are looking for transportation/livable streets ideas that bicycles are not the main focus, but still can be in the story mix. 2) The story has to be one we can get to in the tri-state region by bike, walk or transit. 3) Remember we do not have mega budgets for these things, so if your story involves someone filming while dangling from a helicopter and an exploding car, well it won't get much serious thought.

As loyal Streetfilms viewers know, our stories really run the gamut. From PSA-like to profiles. From covering rallies to complex concepts like Leading Pedestrian Intervals. And we are not above wearing funny Sasquatch outfits to getting the point across. So let your mind race, sometimes the more wacky, the better.

Please enter as many times as you wish by leaving a comment below and use a valid email address so we can contact you. A winner will be chosen by our staff after great deliberation, and then we will do our best to make a Streetfilm out of it. If we super enjoy more than one entry, we may even award more than one t-shirt. So good luck. We will take entries up until Wednesday, Nov 19th.


  • http://gothamschools.org Kelly

    I've long thought that either streetsblog or streetfilms should do a fashion/design piece. I was just noticing in the Uncommon Goods catalog household items (a bowl, a clock, I think) made of recycled bike chains, and my middle school penpal, Titania Inglis, makes wearable stuff out of recycled bike tires. I'll bet there are a host of similar things out there. Kind of stupid, but kind of fun, too?

  • dm

    Okay, I give up. Which tri-state area are you talking about?

  • http://www.livablestreets.com/people/trorb Clarence Eckerson Jr.

    Sorry, sometimes we are NYC-centric in the mind. Basically NYC-NJ-Conn....but throw out any ideas if it makes you feel good. We can always try and hire a freelancer in other parts of the country.

  • Christopher Stephens

    One of my pet peeves as a pedestrian is the tendency of drivers to rush around corners while pedestrians are still crossing, despite the fact that, in our grid of a city, they will have a red light at the next intersection after they turn. For some reason, I notice this the most with taxis that have... no passengers in them. What is the rush? Would it kill you to let the pedestrians walk across the intersection (after all, they have the light and are in the crosswalk)? Waiting for the pedestrians to cross isn't going to get you to your destination any slower because you're going to have to wait at the next light anyway. Grr, I can feel my blood pressure rising as I write. Not sure how to show this best as a StreetFilm, but it's not bike related, it could be filmed locally, and it is of universal interest, as it applies in any pedestrian situation around the country (nay, around the world!). I'll put some more thought into this...