Streetfilms: New York Bike-Share, Now in Previews

With the first anniversary of Vélib approaching and New York officially exploring the possibility of its own program, what better way to celebrate than trying out a free bike this weekend, courtesy of The New York Bike-Share Project. Streetfilms’ Elizabeth Press dropped in to get reactions on the first day of this year’s event, which lasts through Monday.

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Last Friday marked the first free bike share day on Governors Island, and Streetfilms’ Elizabeth Press was on hand: Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC), Transportation Alternatives and Bike and Roll have joined forces to create what they are calling New York City’s first sustained bike share program. Every Friday between June 6th and […]

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It keeps going… and going… #bikenyc pic.twitter.com/v6cfyU8pyg — Brooklyn Spoke (@BrooklynSpoke) May 20, 2016 Happy Bike to Work Day, NYC. Here’s part of one light cycle at the Sands Street entry to the Manhattan Bridge bike path, footage courtesy of Doug Gordon. Imagine the traffic jam if all these people were in cars. Clarence was out with his […]

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Village Voice entertainment columnist Michael Musto has been riding a bike in New York City for more than 25 years, long before it was fashionable or we had bike lanes and cycletracks. Musto has never had a driver’s license, and he tells us the bicycle is an advantage in his profession. Although he’s had his […]

Streetfilm: NYC Bike Move

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Inspired by a previous Streetfilm from Portland, Oregon, filmmaker Nicholas Whitaker decided to answer the challenge and bring you, "Bike Move Too." When his girlfriend Jes Schultz was priced out of her Fort Greene Brooklyn apartment, they decided to call a few friends with bikes and move her out, futon and all, to a new […]

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