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Watch: The Westlake Bikeway makes it on StreetFilms

Westlake has made it to the big leagues: StreetFilms. The New York-based mini-documentary organization led by Clarence Eckerson Jr was in town for the NACTO conference last week, and the call of a long-sought bikeway finally constructed was just too … Continue reading

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Where should Seattle create a pedestrian plaza next?

Mayor Ed Murray and new SDOT Director Scott Kubly have their eyes out for bold pedestrian plaza opportunities in the city’s right-of-way, Publicola reports. With New York’s extremely successful Times Square plaza project as their inspiration, Murray and Kubly would … Continue reading

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As neighbors ‘picket’ for Lake City Way walking safety, New York couple gives heartbreaking traffic safety plea

Yesterday, Lake City residents took to the streets carrying picket signs. Their cause? “Please stop for me.” Lake City Way is both the heart of the neighborhood and a state highway. As such, it sees an unusually high share of … Continue reading

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Portland has upgraded 163 car parking spaces to create 1,644 bike spots

Portland Now Has 100 Street Bike Corrals! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. The City of Portland has hit a milestone: 100 bike corrals installed, and as many businesses are still clamoring for one near them. Bike Portland presents the number like … Continue reading

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New York launches bike share, soon to be the biggest system in the nation

The long-awaited launch of Citibike in New York City finally arrived Monday mostly to cheers. Seattle should be watching for a couple reasons. It is the biggest bike share system in the nation, and sure to set a lot of … Continue reading

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StreetFilms University: How to make effective transportation videos (Attn: Aspiring filmmakers)

Streetfilms University: How We Make Effective Films from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Are you an aspiring filmmaker looking to cut your teeth in the documentary world? Oh, and you are also a big fan of walking, biking and transit? Well, pop … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning Theater: Youth Bike Summit in New York

From StreetFilms: Gaining Momentum: Youth Bike Summit 2012 from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Here’s a mini-game: Can you spot all the Bike Works people in the video? Also, Seattle would be a great place to host a West Coast Youth Bike … Continue reading

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Chicago’s separated bike lanes work — It’s time to install one in downtown Seattle

Kinzie Street: Chicago’s First Protected Bike lane from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Separated bike lanes work. Really well. People bike out of their way to ride on them. The Kinzie bike lane saw the number of bikes more than double almost … Continue reading

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Cascade was not included in cutback to Bicycle Sundays

Cascade Bicycle Club’s David Hiller told Publicola the club was not included in the Parks Department’s decision to cut the number of Bicycle Sundays from 18 to 12 this year: David Hiller, policy director for the Cascade Bicycle Club, says … Continue reading

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Cascade launches bike month video contest

This is a FANTASTIC idea. Cascade Bicycle Club is holding a weekly video contest throughout May. Each week has a different theme, and submissions are due every Wednesday. You can also submit photos and stories. StreetFilms‘ Clarence Eckerson Jr, who … Continue reading

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StreetFilms videographer to speak at Bike to Work Breakfast

Regular readers of this blog will certainly recognize the name StreetFilms. Their straightforward, informative and optimistic videos explain the benefits of livable, sustainable roads in ways that are neither condescending nor alienating. Leading the StreetFilms crew is Brooklynite Clarence Eckerson, … Continue reading

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StreetFilms: Highway Removal

MBA_Trailer from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Meanwhile, Protect Seattle Now has gathered 29,000 referendum signatures. They need 16,503 of those to be accepted. Pretty good odds. Polls show only 35 percent of people in Seattle want a tunnel. Studies show far … Continue reading

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Morning Matinee: 100,000 people take to the ‘opened’ streets of LA for CicLAvia

CicLAvia, Let’s Go! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Sunday, LA opened up some of its busiest streets to people, and the result sounds astounding. The video above is by the hardworking folks at Streetfilms.

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New women bikers in NYC

Women In Motion: New Lady Riders Reflect on NYC Cycling from Streetfilms on Vimeo. As we were counting bikers yesterday morning, it quickly became clear that most of the bikers were male. This is not really a surprise, as previous … Continue reading

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Next time, I’m moving by bike

Like in this StreetFilms video: Bike Move! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. I moved from Fremont to the U District today, where I’ll be for the next couple months, and it sucked. And sure, most of the headaches were normal moving … Continue reading

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20’s Plenty: Lowering residential speeds to 20 mph

20’s Penty For Us from Streetfilms on Vimeo. The speed limit on residential streets in Seattle is 25 mph. That’s not so bad, considering I have lived places where it is often much higher. But could it be better?

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Copenhagen Envy

In the bike world, Copenhagen seems like a fantasy. It comes up in so many bike infrastructure conversations. When structuring how bikes will work with the First Hill Streetcar, the word Copenhagen is everywhere from the cycle track to the … Continue reading

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