Moving Beyond the Automobile: Bicycling

In the second chapter of Streetfilms’ Moving Beyond the Automobile series, we’re taking a look at bicycling.

The benefits of cycling are simple: It helps reduce congestion, meet sustainability goals, and improve public health. With Portland leading the way, many American cities have seen the share of people biking to work rise substantially in recent years [PDF]. For this video we spent some time with leading thinkers in New York, San Francisco and Portland to discuss how safer cycling infrastructure is helping more people make the choice to bike.

This series is made possible by funding from The Oram Foundation’s Fund for The Environment & Urban Life.

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StreetFilm: Room to Breathe

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Room to BreatheA StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson Jr.Running Time: 3 minutes 41 seconds Inspired by a poster produced by Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) in the mid-1990s, this weekend Transportation Alternatives gathered a gaggle of cyclists on 42nd Street in Manhattan to stage New York’s own dramatic illustration of how much street space would be […]

StreetFilm: Talking Transportation with Bob Kiley

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Talking Transportation with Bob KileyProduced by Cicala FilmworksRunning Time: 13 minutes 7 seconds The debate over congestion pricing has been heating up in advance of Mayor Bloomberg’s big Earth Day speech tomorrow. What better time to get some talking points on the matter from Bob Kiley, who served as the Commissioner of Transport for London […]

Voices From the National Women’s Bicycling Forum

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For the second year running, the Women’s Bicycling Forum kicked off the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. About 300 people attended, and Streetfilms got to take their pulse on the state of bicycling for women and collect some suggestions about how to grow the number of women who ride. Here’s a sampling of what […]