In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a triangle that once was home to two dozen car parking spots now is a green pedestrian plaza. If that ain't cool, we don't know what is.
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The first Park(ing) Day was launched by Rebar in 2005, right here in San Francisco. See how San Francisco re-purposed parking spots during Friday's Park(ing) Day 2009.
When Doug Gordon visits Prospect Park he always sees vehicles entering illegally after it is closed to cars at 7 pm. It made him mad, so he got out his video camera.
Always a diverse funfest of people, the 4th Annual Tour de Brooklyn from Transportation Alternatives was no different this year with over 2,000 joining the cycling fun. This year's event was moved a week early to coincide with the anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th birthday and launched from DUMBO. Among the highlights of the […]
Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce his verdict on Times Square's new pedestrian spaces very soon. Will the changes be permanent? This morning Bloomberg told radio host John Gambling that we'll find out sometime next week. In the meantime, it seems like the media has decided to fixate on rumorsthat Midtown traffic speeds may not have increased […]
A few years back, Randy Cohen, writer of the NY Times Magazine "The Ethicist" column, visited the Streetfilms set for a unprecedented interview with Mark Gorton about "Transportation Ethics.". Well we wanted to talk more, so this time we got out of the studio to take a two-wheeled jaunt around New York City and visit […]
Despite initial opposition from their Community Board's Transportation Committee, members of the Jackson Heights community pushed to have 78th Street closed to cars, 24-7 for July and August so children to could use it as a play street.
Vancouver, Canada celebrates Car-Free Day with four car-free community festivals.
Ethan Kent from PPS takes us on a pictorial journey of his trip to the streets of Cuba.
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.
These photo simulations from the Project for Public Spaces show how we can transform some of our misused intersections into amazing spaces full of life, commerce, and vitality.
Brooklyn celebrates Bastille Day by closing down the street and transforming it into a Pétanque court.
One Chicago neighborhood closes it's streets to cars, transforming it into a safe, healthy and fun public space.
Governors Island is a car-free, New York City paradise and now it's open to residents weekends from June thru Sept 2nd.
San Jose, California, recently joined cities around the world in promoting car-free streets by hosting its first ciclovía, the Mattson Technology ViaVelo, which opened a portion of San Fernando Street in downtown to pedestrians, bicycle riders, and skaters. San Jose's first foray into ciclovía events was a hit with sponsors, elected officials and the throngs […]