Streetfilms: San Francisco’s Sunday Streets

On the heels of New York’s Summer Streets, San Francisco opened up segments of its waterfront roadways to thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and dancers. Streetfilms contributor John Hamilton was on hand for Sunday Streets, and shows us how they go car-free in the Bay Area.

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Streetfilms: The Final Sunday Streets of 2009

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Despite a blanket of fog, the last Sunday Streets of 2009 was, from all accounts, a smashing success, one of the most popular so far, with thousands of people enjoying four activity-filled hours of pristine car-free space through Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway. John Hamilton, who produced a very inspiring Streetfilm on San […]

Eyes on the Street: Lounging on a Reclaimed Valencia Street

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Swinging through SF for a few days, Streetfilms producer Clarence spotted a nice setup at yesterday’s Sunday Streets in the Mission. Harrington’s, an antique furniture store, used some of  its sofa inventory to create a comfortable little music venue on Valencia Street. “People were encouraged to just sit in it,” said Clarence, noting that “tons […]
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Streetfilms: Thousands Play in Oakland’s Streets at First-Ever ‘Oaklavia’

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On Sunday, June 27th, downtown Oakland opened two miles of its streets to fun and activities—zumba dancing, circus arts, BMX bike competitions and performances from local musicians. Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) partnered with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Oaklandish, Oakland YMCA, Cycles of Change, and other civic organizations to create the East Bay’s first […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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Come see some of Streetfilms’ newest work this week! Plus, more highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: The Legacy of Livable Streets: Three decades later, what have we learned? Donald Appleyard’s seminal 1981 book Livable Streets revealed the detrimental effects of automobile traffic on street life and communities. Join for a discussion on the book’s […]

Streetfilms Screening and Party a Great Success

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Streetsblog Editor Bryan Goebel and Filmmakers Charlotte Buchen, John Hamilton, and Clarence Eckerson. Photos: Myleen Hollero/Orange Photography Thank you to all the good people who came out to enjoy the Streetfilms screening last night with founder Clarence Eckerson and Bay Area filmmakers Charlotte Buchen and John Hamilton. We had a packed house and the reaction […]

A Call for Filmmakers: Join the Streetfilms Revolution!

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As longtime fans already know, Streetfilms has become the transportation sector’s go-to source for livable streets best practices from all over the world. From Ciclovia, to BRT in Curtiba, to Fixing The Great Mistake, Streetfilms are a must-see for any person interested in making the streets in their communities and neighborhoods more people-friendly.  Thanks to […]