StreetFilms: “I Have the Right to Breathe Clean Air”

This Streetfilm, produced for The Campaign for New York’s Future, speaks for itself. But it’s worth noting its emphasis on (1) the fact that congestion pricing, while new to the United States, is a success in other parts of the world (and not only London); and (2) that traffic is choking the city, figuratively and literally.

 

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Streetfilm: NYC Bike Move

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