The 6th 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.

NYC Streets Metamorphosis

Number of plays: 490,000

Publish date: January 1, 2014

Why is it here? Well, no Streetfilm has been viewed more than this one! At the tail end of the Bloomberg years, I thought of this video as a nice celebration of the tremendous recent changes on NYC streets and to say “thank you” to DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and her team. But in many ways the video has been a lot more than that, providing people outside NYC with a reference as to just how dramatically streets can transform in a short amount of time.

Fun fact: This Streetfilm often gets mini surges of new viewers thanks to its popularity on travel websites and articles about New York City!

#12: Lakewood, Ohio: The Suburb Where Everyone Can Walk to School

#11: Mark Gorton Interviews Enrique Peñalosa

#10: Zurich: Where People Are Welcome and Cars Are Not

#9: Sneckdowns

#8: Complete Streets: It’s About More Than Bike Lanes

#7: Park(ing) Day

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