Streetfilms: After School With Livable Streets Education

This spring, Livable Streets Education
worked with teacher Tim Devaney at De La Salle Academy in Manhattan to
bring real world issues into the classroom and the classroom into
the real world. This after school program allowed students to explore,
observe and interact with the streets and public spaces around their
school, and provided firsthand lessons in science, sustainability,
civics and language arts. Watch as they learn — and teach — on the subjects of street safety, street beautification and air quality.

Get in touch to bring Livable Streets Education to your school, public event or other venue suitable for livable streets learning.

  • Kevin

    If only our politicians were as smart as these students!

  • So what were the results of the particulate test? “Inquiring minds want to know.”

  • I noticed a Speed Sign in Southhampton that recorded and displayed the speed of all passing vehicles. Do we need NYS permission to do the same in NYC? tks, Russ

  • ed

    I’ve only recently noticed that nowhere in NYC do we have the speed limit posted. Not being a driver I really don’t know what the limit is. Can someone tell me why it’s not posted? thanks.

  • ed

    I didn’t get to watch the video – if my question is answered there sorry, i’ll watch later.

  • Thanks for all of your comments! The particulate boards showed a high level of gray particulate matter, although the experiment at this school was compromised by all of the rain. We have done this study in a number of Avenue-located schools this year and are often shocked to see the high concentration of gray/black matter on the street side (we always do a control on a window or area in the back as comparison and they are usually white or slightly yellow). This really helps to show the kids the impact of cars on the immediate environment.

    About Speed Limit signage: I don’t know what the logic is about speed limit signs although I know there are only a few signs on city streets – which really makes it hard for us to get control over school zone speeding! Only since I became the Director of LSE, have I known about this fact and I’ve lived here for almost 20 years. If you want to find a rare specimen, go to Columbus Avenue just north of 77th and there is one posted outside of the Museum. This of course was the point the kids were trying to make with their question to random New Yorkers on the street.


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