1. America's Love Affair With Great City Streets

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    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. But they also want transportation options so they can choose optimum ways to navigate and explore their city. That might be walking, train, bus, bicycle, bike share, car rental or a variety of other car services. Don't believe us? Sit back and listen to four mayors from large U.S. cities as well as advocates & experts talk about why people are craving better cities that are human-scaled.

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    • The Rise of Open Streets

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      Streetfilms has been documenting the ciclovia/open streets movement for over seven years, beginning with our landmark film in 2007 on Bogota's Ciclovia, currently our most popular film of all time. Not soon after that film's debut Mike Lydon of The Street Plans Collaborative decided to get one going in Miami in 2008 which led to his research for The Open Streets Project, a joint project with the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In 2008, there were new events in over a dozen cities including San Francisco, Portland and NYC. Since 2006, open streets events have increased 10 fold. Since Streetfilms has ample footage of nearly a dozen such events, we decided this was an opportune time to interview some of the most important people in the movement, including former City Transportation Commissioners Janette Sadik-Khan (NYC) and Gabe Klein (Chicago), as well as former Bogota Parks Commissioner Gil Penalosa and Enrique Jacoby, from the Pan American Health Organization. "The Rise of Open Streets" looks at myriad angles of the Open Streets movement. From its little known origins to the joy it brings to participants. From the sundry types of programming to the health benefits it brings citizenry. From the inspiration it gives people to further change the balance of our streets to giving city residents a few hours of peace from the normal tumult of loud city traffic. And it not only looks at big cities like Los Angeles, but smaller ones like Fargo, Berkeley, and Lexington. We were proud to partner with The Street Plans Collaborative and the Alliance for Biking & Walking to produce this film, which we hope will give municipalities another tool and encourage even more events throughout the world. Funding for "The Rise of Open Streets" was graciously provided by the Fund for the Environment & Urban Life.

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      • An Evening with Gil Peñalosa

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        On June 4th, 2012, the Grand Boulevard Initiative held an event with renowned city advisory and active public spaces advocate, Gil Peñalosa. Mr. Peñalosa led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world when he served as the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia.

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        • Healthy By Nature - keynote teaser - Gil Penalosa

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          video teaser of Gil Penalosa's keynote, at the Healthy by Nature 2011 forum

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          • Quotes from Velo-city 2010 in Copenhagen + Citizens Talks

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            Excerpts from various presentations during Velo-city 2010 conference about "Bicycle Transportation" That took place in 22-25/6/2010 in Copenhagen. In addition, conversations with two ordinary citizens from Copenhagen (Peter and Githa). They both explain why they bike and why should everybody else do the same. Among the lecturers: Gil Penalosa, Jan Gehl, and the Irish Minister of Transportation. 42 minutes, but they are worth it.

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            • Copenhagen's Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones

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              In Copenhagen, you never have to travel very far to see a beautiful public space or car-free street packed with people soaking up the day. In fact, since the early 1960s, 18 parking lots in the downtown area have been converted into public spaces for playing, meeting, and generally just doing things that human beings enjoy doing. If you're hungry, there are over 7,500 cafe seats in the city. But as you walk and bike the city, you also quickly become aware of something else: Most Copenhagen's city streets have a speed limit of 30 to 40 km/h (19 to 25 mph). Even more impressive, there are blocks in some neighborhoods with limits as low as 15 km/h (9 mph) where cars must yield to residents. Still other areas are "shared spaces" where cars, bikes and pedestrians mix freely with no stress, usually thanks to traffic calming measures (speed bumps are popular), textured road surfaces and common sense. We charmed you last month with our look at bicycling in Copenhagen, now sit back and watch livable streets experts Jan Gehl and Gil Penalosa share their observations about pedestrian life. You'll also hear Ida Auken, a member of Denmark's Parliament, and Niels Tørsløv, traffic director for the City of Copenhagen, talk about their enthusiasm for street reclamation and its effect on their city.

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              • Bicycle Transportation - How to stop Talking & start Doing? part 7

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                Part 7 (of 7) of a great presentation at the Velocity 2010 conference in Copenhagen, June 2010. Speaker: Gil Penalosa, 8-80cities.org

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                • Bicycle Transportation - How to stop Talking & start Doing? part 6

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                  Part 6 (of 7) of a great presentation at the Velocity 2010 conference in Copenhagen, June 2010. Speaker: Gil Penalosa, 8-80cities.org

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                  • Bicycle Transportation - How to stop Talking & start Doing? part 5

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                    Part 5 (of 7) of a presentation at the Velocity 2010 conference in Copenhagen, June 2010. Speaker: Gil Penalosa, 8-80cities.org

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                    • Bicycle Transportation - How to stop Talking & start Doing? part 4

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                      Part 4 (of 7) of a great presentation at the Velocity 2010 conference in Copenhagen, June 2010. Speaker: Gil Penalosa, 8-80cities.org

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