Streetfilms: Biking the Falls

Before the four "New York City Waterfalls" began gushing along the East River this June, DOT marked a bike route passing by each installation and released a guide to go with it. In this Streetfilm Elizabeth Press shows us a recent bike tour of the falls, led by DOT commish Janette Sadik-Khan. Special bonus feature: commentary from "Waterfalls" artist Olafur Eliasson about his work.

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Watching the Water Fall, by Bike

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Next Thursday, artist Olaf Eliasson’s much-anticipated "New York City Waterfalls" installation will debut along the East River. The project, as elegantly described in this week’s New Yorker, "features four tall, widely separated, openwork steel towers housing powerful pumps that will pull river water up to a high basin and send it cascading down again, continuously, […]

StreetFilm: How to Use a Bike Box

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The New York Times doesn’t seem to have noticed, but DOT has been quietly rolling out dozens of bike boxes all over the city. As many cyclists don’t seem to know exactly what bike boxes are or how to use them yet, StreetFilms thought the time was right for this instructional video. Related: How About […]

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: On-Street Bicycle Parking, Portland

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Following the news about the new sidewalk extensions and bike racks being installed in place of car parking space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Clarence Eckerson of Streetfilms sends along this short video looking at on-street bicycle parking in Portland, Oregon, that cyclists’ Shangri-La. As Greg Raisman from Portland DOT says, "After we put it in, it […]