Streetfilms Inspires Boulder to Paint Some Streets

We just love when we hear Streetfilms motivational stories from
around the globe. Our latest report comes out of Boulder, Colorado.

Last year, I traveled there for four days to document the city’s League of American Bicyclists Platinum Status.
As is usual on one of these trips, we try to designate one night for a screening of Streetfilms, and nearly 100 people turned out to an
event graciously hosted by local bike shop Full Cycle.

One of the films we screened was Portland’s "Intersection Repair." A few days ago I received an email from Cara Priem, who thanked us
for the event. "I was in attendance," she wrote, "and
was inspired by your ‘Intersection Repair’ video to do the same thing in
our Boulder neighborhood."

As reported by The Daily Camera,
that neighborhood is Martin Acres, in south Boulder, where residents
painted a 30′ by 30′ street mural a few weekends ago.

This is what Streetfilms is all about: trying to inspire, educate,
entertain, and inform through the medium of video, and providing a
resource for cities to see what others are doing better. If you’d like
to arrange a Streetfilms showing in your city and have a venue,
just drop us a line at info@streetfilms.org.

Finally, another Boulder news item. I just checked out a new film called "Boulder Bike Story," put together by
Mathew Barlow of Bikes Belong, which contained a startling fact: In 2008, Boulder devoted 46 percent of its transportation budget to
bikes, transit and pedestrians. If more cities were doing that kind of
funding split, we could solve a lot of problems fast.

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