To the surprise of no one — with the possible exception of Bike Snob NYC — bike commuter and social worker Jamie Favaro won Transportation Alternatives’ 7th Annual Great NYC Commuter Race this morning, completing the 4.5-mile route between Fort Greene and Union Square in 16.5 minutes. Driver Emmanuel Fuentebella came in second at 22 […]
Via Streetfilms, here’s a blast from the past -- kind of. For a 1990 news segment called “Environment: In Your Own Backyard,” ABC staged a commuter race between Fred the motorist, Alvin the subway rider, and Judy the cyclist. The goal: be the first to get across the Brooklyn Bridge to Herald Square.
Poor Robert Sullivan. All he seeks is a city free of intermodal conflict. Yet, the coiner of the term "schluffing" seems only to have managed to fire up angry mobs of pitchfork-wielding commenters with his biking etiquette piece in last Sunday’s Times. Now Bike Snob NYC, a well-regarded blog among fixed-gear fetishists and owners of […]
Pratt’s Joan Byron Talks Sheridan Teardown With Andrea Bernstein (WNYC) 12-Year-Old Freddie Flores Killed By Trucker at Fresh Pond Road in Middle Village (Queens Chron) Yassky: After Service Cuts, NYC Needs a Commuter Van Plan (Bklyn Paper) Samuelsen: NYC Needs Commuter Vans Like a Hole in the Head (Bklyn Paper) DiNapoli’s MTA Overtime Audit Reinforces […]
For the first chapter in Streetfilms’ Moving Beyond the Automobile series, we’re taking a look at transit-oriented development, more commonly known by the acronym TOD. Streetfilms headquarters is a short train ride from some great TOD success stories taking shape along a stretch of New Jersey’s Hudson River coast. Across the river from NYC, transit-oriented […]
For the last 12 weeks we’ve been counting down the most influential Streetfilms in preparation for our 10-year anniversary benefit, which is coming up on Monday. When we picked that date, we knew a long and draining election season would be over, but we did not anticipate this result. We’re looking forward to gathering with our readers […]