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Stop the Child Murder: Kids Lead the March for Safe Streets

Last night hundreds of New Yorkers marched in Brooklyn for safer streets. In the lead were kids, mourning the loss of other kids — 13-year-old Kevin Flores, 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein, and 20-month old Joshua Lew were killed by motorists in the first three months of 2018. In this Streetfilm by Clarence Eckerson Jr., Families for Safe […]

Jan Gehl in Times Square with Mark Gorton

Danish architect Jan Gehl (Gehl Architects) and TOPP Executive Director Mark Gorton discuss the potential for pedestrian-friendly changes in Times Square. Gehl: "...cities are primarily for people...not for cars." Amen.

Tour de Brooklyn 2006

Highlights from the 2006 Transportation Alternatives' Tour de Brooklyn.

Tykes Take the Streets: Kids Art Bike Parade

Kids and parents put their adorned bikes on display in a ride down 2nd Avenue.

Portland, Ore. – Safe Routes to School

This Portland institution emphasizes using non-motorized means to get to school.

Introducing Livable Streets Education

This short Streetfilm provides an overview of the recent work the Livable Streets Education is doing.

PARK(ing) Day 2007 NYC (en español)

Park(ing) Day fue un gran éxito en la ciudad de Nueva York el año pasado. Se convirtieron muchos espacios de estacionamiento en espacios verdes para la gente. Se acerca Park(ing)Day 2008, viernes, el 19 de septiembre ocuparemos 50 espacios en los 5 condados de la ciudad.

Hoboken: Where Safe Intersections Matter More Than a Few Parking Spots

Last week, I happened to be on the other side of the Hudson, cruising the New Jersey waterfront on a Citi Bike, going up from Jersey City to Hoboken and Weehawken, then back. On the return leg of my trip, I just couldn't believe how comfortable the streets of Hoboken felt as I was biking and walking. […]

Little Legs for Green Streets

Students at P.S. 321 in Park Slope participated in an Earth Day walkathon to raise money for three non-profit green groups, including Transportation Alternatives.

Mobilized Moms for a Car-Free Central Park

A group of concerned Moms rally to get the word out, “No More Cars in Central Park!”

Car-free Sunday on the Grand Concourse

In the early 1990s, three and a half miles of The Grand Concourse, a major arterial roadway in the Bronx, was closed to cars every Sunday from July thru November. The closures provided residents with much-needed open space to safely bike, walk, play and develop a sense of community with neighbors. Despite its popularity, New […]

London’s First Open Streets Is a Success!

Five years ago, David Love experienced Summer Streets in NYC and was so captured by the warmth and excitement he decided to bring open streets to London. The starter event was held in the borough of Southwark, on Great Suffolk Street, and featured music, dancing, food, art and, most important, activities for children and families […]

Biking on Amsterdam Avenue in NYC — Now More Like Biking in Amsterdam!

Getting a protected bike lane on NYC's Amsterdam Avenue was an epic struggle. This year, safe streets finally won. Amsterdam Avenue is a neighborhood street on the Upper West Side, but it was designed like a highway with several lanes of one-way motor vehicle traffic. Local residents campaigned for nearly ten years to repurpose one of […]

Zozo wants you to Walk to School!

For those of you who do not yet know him - meet Zozo!  He's Livable Streets' big purple friend who loves anything that gets people out of cars and moving about the streets.  You might find him riding his ZoGo along the new PPW bike lane, sitting out in the pedestrian plaza in Union Square […]

Connecting the City: Stephanie’s Story

Here's a real favorite of mine, a video that Streetfilms was fortunate enough to work on late last year. Connecting the City is a project from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition all about encouraging a vision of the Bay Area that is more bike-friendly to families, seniors and everyday folks who endeavor to ride more than they […]