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Posts Tagged ‘Vimeo’

Streetfilms: NYC Cyclists Celebrate New Amsterdam Avenue Bike Lane

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Streetfilms: NYC Cyclists Celebrate New Amsterdam Avenue Bike Lane

The realization of a protected bike lane on NYC’s Amsterdam Avenue was an epic struggle years in the making. And the good guys finally won! The reason? In NYC, Community Boards have an advisory role in transportation changes to the street and NYC DOT is required to go thru them. Although “advisory”, the boards essentially have long had veto power over safety improvements, and if you have members on the body who aren’t educated in transportation matters or favor parking spaces and traffic speeds, it can easily mean the defeat of Vision Zero efforts for things like protected bike lanes. Compounding the effect is that board members are appointed for life!

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Streetfilms: Why are New Yorkers bicycling to work in record numbers?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Why are New Yorkers bicycling to work in record numbers?

We thought with the newest NYC DOT data showing bicycling at an all-time high, it would be great time to ask bicyclists why they are riding their bikes more. Interestingly, the answers seemed to be grouped in three different categories: it is safer, it is healthy and MTA is falling apart.

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Streetfilms: The Pulaski Bridge Protected Bike Path Is (Finally) Open!

Friday, May 6th, 2016
Streetfilms: The Pulaski Bridge Protected Bike Path Is (Finally) Open!

The Pulaski Bridge had become dangerously congested over the last few years as more and more bikes, pedestrians and runners have crammed on to its narrow shared path. The solution? Remove one lane of the roadway and give the space to a bi-directional cycle track giving the older combo lane to the exclusive use of pedestrians.

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Streetfilms: Five Fabulous Questions for Streetfight’s Janette Sadik-Khan

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Streetfilms: Five Fabulous Questions for Streetfight’s Janette Sadik-Khan

Just as former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan launched her multi-city book tour for “Streetfight” (along with co-author Seth Solomonow) we were able to grab her for a few minutes in the pedestrian paradise of Washington Square Park to ask her what we thought were five eclectic questions.

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New York City: Reimagining Underutilized Building Stock and Infrastructure

Thursday, February 18th, 2016
New York City: Reimagining Underutilized Building Stock and Infrastructure

A student summarizes her paper entitled “Reimagining New York City’s Underutilized Building Stock.”

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Bill Gates and the Quest for Sustainable Energy

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Bill Gates and the Quest for Sustainable Energy

“We need an energy miracle,” says Bill Gates in this interview with Atlantic editor in chief James Bennet. “That may make it seem too daunting to people, but miracles in science are happening all the time.” So, what are the solutions to climate change? Gates has pledged to invest $2 billion in new alternative energy technologies. In this discussion with Bennet, he extolls the necessity of investment in vast and varied technologies to change such a massive infrastructure quickly. Read more about Gates’s commitment to moving the world beyond fossil fuels in the November 2015 issue of The Atlantic.

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Streetfilms: Austin Goes Bike Gold – LAB Makes Austin first Gold City in Texas

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Streetfilms: Austin Goes Bike Gold – LAB Makes Austin first Gold City in Texas

A few months ago, I was in Austin, Texas for the NACTO 2015 Summit. Although I was quite busy and we got hit with a major rainstorm of epic proportions, I was able to shoot enough video to put together a limited look at what is going on in the city. Even more fortunate, soon after the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) named Austin their 22nd Gold status bike city near the end of 2015, making Austin the first city in Texas to claim the honor.

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New York City: Jonas Blizzard 2016 Timelapse

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
New York City: Jonas Blizzard 2016 Timelapse

We set out to cover New York City’s 2nd biggest snowstorm since 1869. Central Park total snow accumulation at the end of the winter storm was 26.8 inches.

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Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

“We’ve been conditioned to think that the road and the city belong to cars. We need to turn it around so it belongs to people. Everybody should have access to the city.” – Ade Neff

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Streetfilms: NACTO “Designing Cities” 2015

Friday, November 13th, 2015
Streetfilms: NACTO “Designing Cities” 2015

In October, NACTO held their 4th annual “Designing Cities” conference with a record 650+ attendees from all over the world. This year’s event was in Austin, Texas which showcased many of the recent transportation improvements the city has done, including the new 3rd Street protected cycle track…As usual the event focussed on what people can learn from best practices in cities all over the United States & the world featuring plenary speakers such as Janette Sadik-Khan and Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter as well as panels, city tours and the NACTO Camp which is an unconference which allows attendees to propose their own topics for discussion.

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