Iain Boal is one of the world’s foremost bicycle historians. At a lecture hosted by the Copenhagen Museum he speaks about the history of the bicycle and the acute need for a revised ‘grown up’ history of the bicycle. Debunking myths along the way, his riveting and fascinating lecture spells out the fantastic history of [...]
Ever find yourself waiting for the next bus, not knowing when it will arrive? Think it would be great if you could check a subway countdown clock from the sidewalk? Or get arrival times on your phone? Giving transit riders better information can make riding the bus or the train more convenient and appealing. And [...]
New York: New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation are on a mission to make the Big Apple the “greatest, greenest big city in the world” by ramping up bicycle infrastructure across the city, introducing bus rapid transit to the Bronx, and pedestrianizing Times Square, among other bold transportation initiatives. Los Angeles: For [...]
In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film series on the megacity issue. Join this exciting journey to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bogotá anf Cairo.
Curitiba’s Bus Rapid Transit system is one of the most admired public transportation systems on the planet, garnering accolades and spawning spin-off systems in cities like Bogotá and Los Angeles. Curitiba’s six dedicated fast-lane bus lines traverse the city, carrying 36,000 passengers per hour and 2.3 million overall every day. It’s affordable too — a [...]
While Streetfilms was in Copenhagen for the Velo-City 2010 conference, of course we wanted to showcase its biking greatness. But we were also looking to take a different perspective then all the myriad other videos out there. Since there were an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. and Canada, [...]
Congestion pricing has been a huge success in London–reducing traffic and making money for the city. What’s more, it challenges the notion that cities should be designed around cars rather than people. But as we’ll learn in this episode of e2, congestion pricing is the core of a much more sweeping vision that could transform [...]
Portland is a city that successfully implemented a plan for transit-oriented development. Its urban planners made the public domain more appealing and accessible by emphasizing density and pedestrian travel. These transit policies are credited with spurring urban rejuvenation in Portland and many cities, while slowing the postwar dominance of the suburbs.
LINEAS DISCONTÍNUAS (2008) es un vídeo documental sobre la insostenibilidad de nuestro modelo de transporte, principalmente basado en el automóvil. Cada año, los datos sobre cambio climático indican que el sector del transporte es un problema clave, con una cuarta parte de las emisiones totales de CO2 en el Estado español y un pronóstico sombrío: [...]
This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan (undercity.org) last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (vimeo.com/5752275). Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the [...]
Diana Lind poses a challenge: let’s re-imagine the future of urban transportation and tear-down highways that cut through our cities. Lind’s talk discusses how forward-thinking cities have dismantled highway infrastructure — building vibrant public spaces in the face of car culture. In the case of the aging Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Lind asks planners to [...]
Copenhagen’s Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones from Streetfilms on Vimeo.
What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible. http://thebicyclecityfilm.com/ The [...]
Episode 1: This is the story of a town-planning cock-up known as the Northern Heights Plan which, if completed, would have meant miles of extra houses and tube stations to the North West of London. Episode 2: In the 70s, an ambitious road-building project called ‘Ringways’ was cancelled and London narrowly escaped a fate much [...]