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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Free Bike Share Debuts on Governors Island

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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 […]

Streetfilms: DC Bike-Share Hits the Ground Rolling

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With the first US bike-share system starting up just a short Amtrak ride away in Washington, DC, you know it wouldn’t take long for the Streetfilms crew to make the scene. This week, Elizabeth Press, Clarence Eckerson and Robin Urban Smith took the already-popular SmartBike DC for a spin, and talked to local citizens, advocates […]

Streetfilms: Bike-Thru Banking in Boulder

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Here’s another Streetfilm from Clarence Eckerson’s trip to Boulder, Colorado, where Pueblo Bank & Trust "has been providing bicycle customers a bike drive-thru window for some time now, complete with a bike rack and H2O for thirsty travelers!" Although this is the first bank I’ve heard about, in Portland, Oregon there are a number of […]

StreetFilm: Trading Car Parking for Bike Racks

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Trading Car Parking for Bike RacksA StreetFilm by Clarence EckersonRunning Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds In a historic first for New York City, the Department of Transportation has removed on-street car parking spaces in favor of bike racks. This revolutionary development took place near the Bedford Avenue subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Streetsblog has been […]

StreetFilms: Berkeley’s Bikestation

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This is the first of three videos StreetFilms will be posting in the coming week about innovative bike parking ideas in the California East Bay Area. Dave Campbell of the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition gives a quick tour of a Bikestation facility in Berkeley — a bicycles actually have their own parking attendant. In a much […]

Streetfilms: Boulder Goes Bike Platinum

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Clarence Eckerson rounds out Streetfilms’ series on Boulder, Colorado with this long-form opus. Boulder was recently awarded a rare platinum rating from the League of American Bicyclists, and here we get a flavor for the city’s bike network and the story behind it. I like this telling detail: When it snows, Boulder’s bike paths get […]