Streetfilms: San Francisco’s Sunday Streets

On the heels of New York’s Summer Streets, San Francisco opened up segments of its waterfront roadways to thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and dancers. Streetfilms contributor John Hamilton was on hand for Sunday Streets, and shows us how they go car-free in the Bay Area.

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Streetfilms: San Francisco’s Foggy Sunday Streets 2009

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For many American cities, 2009 marks the second time around for car-free events modeled after Bogotá’s Ciclovía. In San Francisco, like New York, last year’s innovation is this year’s tradition, as you’ll see in this Streetfilm from John Hamilton: Despite a blanket of fog, the last San Francisco Sunday Streets of 2009 was, from all […]

Streetfilms: Chicago’s Sunday Parkways

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Streetfilms contributor Nicholas Whitaker files this report from Chicago, which put on a pair of major car-free events last month called Sunday Parkways. Recently Streetfilms has also covered car-free events in New York, Portland and San Francisco, and like the Summer Streets video, this one features a guest turn from Gil Peñalosa, one of the […]

The Tour de Bronx

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Sunday morning was the Tour de Bronx. An estimated 5,000 riders took to the streets. The highlight of the ride was the trip along a car-free Sheridan Expressway. The South Bronx River Watershed Alliance, a coalition of community groups and citywide organizations believes that the 1.25 mile stretch of road along the Bronx River can […]