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Street Transformations: Meat Market Plaza

With announcements from city agencies coming fast and furious, Streetfilms will attempt to document what we can during this on-going renaissance for pedestrians, cyclists and denizens of NYC. This is not only important for our city, but to show the rest of the world the incredible leaps being attempted here. Heck, there's no better tool to inspire change then a well-edited, before & after video short.

So with Gansevoort Plaza nearly complete, we thought we'd post a montage of how Meat Market Plaza was birthed into existence back in the fall. The plaza is nestled between 14th & 15th Streets on 9th Avenue and - until I broke out the tapes - I forgot what all those ugly lanes of traffic used to look like!

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Street Transformations – Upper West Side

Here you'll find StreetFilms' video manipulation of the excellent work of the NYC Streets Renaissance Creative Director, Carly Clark, who has produced photosims of a few streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side - showing the potential for them to become more people-oriented.

Photosims are a valuable tool for empowering communities to see the potential of their neighborhoods to be more than just conduits for car traffic. The dramatic before & afters re-imagining Amsterdam as a complete street, a traffic-calmed 81st Street, and a car-free Broadway are the types of bold ideas that will be discussed at Tuesday's November 6th event to promote safe livable streets.

Related: Public Space Transformations (2:00)

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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.