Video: Rider Rebellion and Reverend Al Tell Albany to Stand Up for Transit

Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith was out at the Rider Rebellion rally with us last night and filed this report.

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This Week: The Rider Rebellion Rallies for Transit

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After a successful demonstration of support for the Prospect Park West bike lane last week, livable streets activists need to rally again to defend the city’s transit system. Join Transportation Alternatives’ Rider Rebellion in Union Square on Wednesday to show elected officials that more fare hikes and service cuts aren’t acceptable. Tonight: DOT is working […]

Streetfilms: Taking a Ride on Bx12 Select Bus Service

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Veronica Vanterpool of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign recently took Streetfilms’ Nick Whitaker on a tour of  the city’s inaugural Select Bus Service (SBS) line, the Bx12, introduced last year on Fordham Road in the Bronx. As Nick writes: Travel time on the route has been cut by 20 percent thanks to the improvements, and commuters […]

This Afternoon at Union Square: Join the Rider Rebellion

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Hey folks, just a quick reminder: Today at 5:30 p.m. you’re invited to join the Rider Rebellion, “an action-oriented campaign that will pressure state and city elected officials to stand up for riders and provide stable, long term funding for subways and buses.” There’s going to be a rally at Union Square to raise the […]
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Throwback Thursday: The Great NYC Commuter Race of 1990

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Via Streetfilms, here’s a blast from the past -- kind of. For a 1990 news segment called “Environment: In Your Own Backyard,” ABC staged a commuter race between Fred the motorist, Alvin the subway rider, and Judy the cyclist. The goal: be the first to get across the Brooklyn Bridge to Herald Square.