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Posts Tagged ‘Streetfilms’

Streetfilms: Talking “Bikes Plus” at National Bike Summit 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Streetfilms: Talking “Bikes Plus” at National Bike Summit 2015

The theme of 2015’s National Bike Summit from the League of American Bicyclists is all about Bikes+. To stay in the spirit we decided to have some fun with that theme ourselves and ask attendees what would they add to that equation and why. The answers were all quite eclectic and showcase just how broad the topic of bicycling can be and why it is important to our communities. Bikes+ is getting us psyched for a great year of advocacy and riding!

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STREETFILMS: Ten Awesome Transportation “Best Practices” from Ten Great Cities!

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
STREETFILMS: Ten Awesome Transportation “Best Practices” from Ten Great Cities!

Up front: Streetfilms has hardly travelled everywhere on the globe, but of the places we have been here are ten cities and the great things they do to make a livable city. Now just imagine a city that did all ten of these things really well!

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STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

All across America people are falling in love with cities. People are craving interaction with their fellow humans. They don’t want to commute long distances to work. They want to be able to safely walk around their neighborhoods and support the vitality of public spaces and the transformation of city streets.

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Streetfilms: A Message from Mary Beth Kelly (of Families for Safer Streets)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
STREETFILMS: A Message from Mary Beth Kelly (of Families for Safer Streets)

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Streetfilms – Kidical Mass NYC: “Zombie Ride,” Queens

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Streetfilms – Kidical Mass NYC: “Zombie Ride,” Queens

About 30 folks attended the Kidical Mass “Zombie Ride” in Queens today. What a great time had by all participants.

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Pittsburgh, PA: Ode to an Incline

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA: Ode to an Incline

While at ProWalk ProBike ProPlace, I took a long walk and ended up on the Monongahela Incline. Realized I documented just enough footage to put together a little tribute, for those of you who have never boarded a funicular or an incline before.

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Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City

For too long cities sought to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand caused that fabric to tear apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape of how people live. Chipping away at walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods has been a slow process that finally turned cities across the U.S. into parking craters and a few in Europe into parking swamps.

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Parking Craters: Scourge of American Downtowns

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Parking Craters: Scourge of American Downtowns

Angie Schmitt, editor of Streetsblog USA and originator of the “parking crater” term is blunt, “a parking crater is a depression in the middle of an urban area formed by the absence of buildings”.

Whether parking craters are formed due to the meteors of 20th Century bad policy, a city’s erosion of manufacturing or housing, the abandoned scraps leftover by freeway building or just plain unfortunate luck, they absolutely destroy sections of city downtowns and make the environment more inhospitable and unattractive for livable streets. In these areas there is virtually no street life.or vitality. You’ll find little greenery or open space. In hotter cities the heating of the asphalt and parked cars make the air oppressive. It’s hell on earth. It is a parking crater.

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Streetfilms: Charles Montgomery Discusses “Happy City” with Mark Gorton

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Streetfilms: Charles Montgomery Discusses “Happy City” with Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton interviews award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery about his fantastic new book “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Thru Urban Design,” which delves in to the hard-to-measure metric of happiness and how the built environment of the place we live directly affects us.

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Dallas, TX: The Better Block Celebrates Four Years Transforming Communities

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Dallas, TX: The Better Block Celebrates Four Years Transforming Communities

For a very long time, Streetfilms has wanted to profile Jason Roberts and the amazing work of The Better Block. It was destiny that a few weeks ago we were able to sync up to be present for the fourth anniversary of The Better Block in Oak Cliff. This temporary pedestrian plaza was adjacent to the site where they first debuted their innovative ideas to change a street.

You’ll see some of the behind-the-scenes set up and preparation. But I already know the visuals people will be talking about most is their transformation of a dangerous intersection in to a safer one using only temporary materials – especially a really inventive way of re-purposing decals as crosswalks!

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