Contested Streets Screening

Contested Streets is a Transportation Alternatives-produced, Cicala Filmworks-made documentary that explores the rich diversity of New York City street life before the introduction of automobiles and shows how New York can follow the example of other modern cities that have reclaimed their streets as vibrant public spaces. Contested Streets features new footage of reclaimed streets in London, Paris and Copenhagen and interviews with New York savvy notables such as Kenneth T. Jackson, Mike Wallace, Bob Kiley, Majora Carter, Kathryn Wylde, Enrique Peñalosa, James Howard Kunstler and many more.

ALSO: Toy Drive

This is a night for community to take care of its own — by demanding better, safer streets and by giving toys to the children of local, formerly-homeless families who’ve finally moved into permanent homes. In addition to hosting this free screening, the venue is launching its annual toy drive that night, so please bring an unwrapped toy when you come to the screening. (The toy drive will continue through 12/18 if you can’t bring something on Monday).

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Segway Users: The Other Minority

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This is the second essay from Alex Marshall. As a journalist and author Alex has written extensively on transportation issues, he is a senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association where he edits the bi-weekly Spotlight on the Region newsletter. A guy on a Segway rolled by me the other day on 15th street to […]

NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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The Department of Transportation revealed plans for New York City’s first-ever physically-separated bike lane, or "cycle track," at a Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting last night. The new bike path will run southbound on Ninth Avenue from W. 23rd to W. 16th Street in Manhattan. Unlike the typical Class II on-street bike lane in which […]

Cyclist Erica Abbott Killed in Williamsburg [Updated]

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A 29-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night while riding her bike in Brooklyn. Erica Abbott was traveling southbound on Bushwick Avenue at Powers Street when, according to police and media reports, she fell into traffic and was run over by the driver of a Mercedes. The Daily News says Abbott was riding near a construction […]