Streetfilms: Bike Co-ops in Los Angeles

On his recent west coast tour, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson visited three bustling Los Angeles bike repair co-ops: Bike Oven, Bikerowave, and their progenitor, Bike Kitchen. Despite its reputation as ground zero for car congestion, the sprawling City of Angels clearly sports a robust bike scene. Writes Clarence:

I don’t know if there is an official stat chart on bike
co-ops/collectives in the United States, but certainly Los Angeles
boasts more in one city than any I am immediately aware of. We found the atmosphere at all three to be highly fun and informative,
with the spirit of community to be the true draw. When you need to fix
your bike why not make friends at the same time?


Streetfilms: Boulder Goes Bike Platinum

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 […]

Eyes on the Street: Inaugural Ride on Co-Op City’s First Bike Lanes

On Sunday, a group of about 30 cyclists, organized by the Bronx Activist Committee of Transportation Alternatives, rode on the Bronx’s newest bicycle lanes in Co-Op City. The lanes, which run on 222nd Street, Co-Op City Boulevard, and soon Bartow Avenue, provide connections within Co-Op City and to the Bronx River Greenway. “The bicycle lanes allow us to connect […]

Streetfilms: Return of Bike Box!

We can’t set this one up any better than Mr. Eckerson himself, so without further ado: At just about any public gathering I go these days, there’s usually at least one person who will come up and give me an enthusiastic "Bike Box!", based upon our earlier, popular Streetfilm. In my heart I hoped there […]

Report From Boulder, CO: A City That “Gets It”

Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson, Jr. just returned from Boulder, Colorado — recent recipient of the League of American Bicyclists’ Platinum award for bike-friendliness. He writes: Boulder "gets it" big time — bicycling is important to its residents. So is a healthy walking and green living environment. But please note: this is not a car-free utopia — […]

The 4th Most Influential Streetfilm of All Time

With the 10-year benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms coming up on November 14 (get your tickets here!), we are counting down the 12 most influential Streetfilms of all time, as determined by Clarence Eckerson Jr. Groningen: The World’s Cycling City Number of plays: 259,000 Publish date:  October 9, 2013 Why is it here? This mega-length Streetfilm […]