1. Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets


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    You may have wondered, while watching a Streetfilm or reading a post on Streetsblog, where we got the term "livable streets." The answer can be found in the work of Donald Appleyard,…

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    • Portland's Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways


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      Transportation planners in Portland, Oregon are taking their famous bicycle boulevards to the next level. By adding more routes and stepping up the traffic calming treatments, the city is not only…

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      • Moving Beyond the Automobile: Road Diets


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        What’s a road diet? Quite simply, traffic-calming expert Dan Burden told Streetfilms, “A road diet is anytime you take any lane out of a road.” The first time people hear about…

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        • MBA: Traffic Calming


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          What’s the most effective way to make city streets safer? As Chicago Alderman Mary Ann Smith told Streetfilms, “Signs don’t do the job, even having police officers on the corner…

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          • 20's Plenty For Us


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            Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Transportation announced plans to experiment with 20 mph zones -- replacing the city's default 30 mph speed limit in one pilot neighborhood.…

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            • Central London Streets Transformed: A Walking Tour with Iain Simmons


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              While in the midst of filming an exciting Streetfilms update looking at the exciting progress of "20's Plenty for Us" in the UK, I was lucky to interview Iain Simmons who is the Assistant…

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              • Streetfilms Shorties - Fun Bike Ride Around Montevideo, Uruguay


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                I spent four days with my wife Fatima visiting relatives in Uruguay. While there we had a chance one day to rent bikes for a few hours and meet up with Mathias Kalwill, the inventor of a mobile app…

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                • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Makes Historic "Vision Zero" Announcement


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                  In 2013 NYC recorded a record-low 333 homicides, yet at least 286 people lost their lives due to traffic violence. In a press conference today NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it's "shocking…

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                  • 20's Plenty: The Move to Safer Speeds in the UK


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                    Five years ago, Streetfilms' was in Warrington to talk with the great folks behind 20's Plenty For Us, a largely volunteer group of organizers trying to get speeds of most streets in their…

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