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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Will L.A. Have Its Ciclovia? Signs Are Pointing to Yes

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Imagine Wilshire Boulevard without cars. Rendering: CicLAvia For months, a hard-core group of volunteers have been working on a shoe-string budget to bring a series of car-free festivals to Los Angeles based on the weekly Ciclovias of Bogota, Colombia.  Thanks to a series of high profile news stories in the Times and ABC News highlighting […]

Streetfilms: San Francisco’s Foggy Sunday Streets

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This week’s newest offering from Streetfilms highlights the fantastic tradition of "Sunday Streets" in San Francisco.  As Ben Fried notes in the New York write-up of the film, in both cities last year’s ground-breaking idea is this year’s "traditional event." Film maker John Hamilton explains how some mediocre weather didn’t stop the event from being […]

CicLAvia Film Week: Remembering the Original Ciclovia

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This week, as we prepare for Los Angeles’ first Ciclovia-styled event next Sunday, we’re going to take some time to celebrate some of the great open-street festivals from around the world.  Streetfilms has done yeoman’s work putting together a pretty amazing series on these festivals throughout the Americas. Today we focus on the Grand Daddy […]

Villaraigosa to Host CicLAvia Press Conference Next Wednesday

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Things are picking up for Los Angeles’ first CicLAvia – a car-free festival taking place on October 10th 2010 – that’s Ten-Ten-Ten! For those unfamilar with the CicLAvia concept, check out Streetfilms’ Ciclovias All over the World page for examples from Bogotá to New York to San Jose. From 10am to 3pm on Sunday October 10th, 7.5 […]

Streetfilms: Sunday Parkways Chicago

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As I mentioned below, today I’ll be out and about with Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson.  To help wet your appetite for what we’re filming today, and the three upcoming Los Angeles Streetsfilms, here’s their most recent offering by Nicholas Whitaker who shot a couple of LA Streetfilms’ last spring.  Whitaker’s film focuses on Chicago;s "Sunday Parkways" […]

How About a Half Dozen CicLAvias in 2011?

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The CicLAvia team met last night to review the lessons learned from last Sunday’s amazing open street festival in Los Angeles. Apparently, the committee was as happy with the results as everyone else that attended the event because they’re hoping to program between four and six CicLAvias for 2011. One of those would mirror the […]