Streetfilms: Park(ing) Day NYC

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it’s probably no surprise that Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckeson was out and about in New York City on Friday on his bike shooting film just as I was on my bike taking pictures.  Eckerson reports that Park(ing) Day NYC had: 

…over 50 parking spaces temporarily reclaimed throughout the city, nearly doubling last year’s total. I’ll say this: that’s a lot of freaking sod!!

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Streetfilms: PARK(ing) Day 2007 NYC (en español)

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The geniuses at Streetfilms have begun taking some of their films and translating them to Spanish.  As we rapidly approach Parking Day both here and in New York, it makes sense that the fist film to be translated is their film on last year’s Parking Day NYC.  For more information on Parking Day LA, click […]

Streetsblog Is Going Dark for a Couple Days

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Friends, As I type this my wife has entered her twenty-first hour of something called "pre-labor." Assuming this is the real deal; it’s time for me to sign-off for a little bit and be with her so that we can welcome the newest Livable Streets Activist into the world in style.  Given the quality of […]

Park(ing) Day Recap

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Photo from Ubrayj 02’s Park in Front of the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop Well, Park(ing) Day has come and gone and for at least another year, the urban jungle known as Los Angeles will be a little less green than it was for one glorious day last Friday.  However, Park(ing) Day isn’t just about temporarily […]

Grab That Placard and Go Park! It’s Park(ing) Day, L.A.!

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Grab granny’s disabled placard, Los Angeles, it’s Park(ing) Day! But, in Los Angeles, Every Lane is a Bike Lane, and, well, Every Day is a Parking Day. No, it’s not just everyday Parking Day — that was yesterday, last week, tomorrow, and next week — but “Park(ing)” Day. Punctuation is everything. Well, maybe spelling and […]

D.I.Y. Strikes Again: Sharrows Appear in Northeast L.A.

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They appear. Photo: Ubrayj02/Flickr Last Friday, the city’s D.I.Y. Department was hard at work in East Los Angeles installing Sharrows on several city streets.  There was an unofficial count of sixteen painted Sharrows on the street.  Oddly, they seem to be centered in the area surrounding the Bike Oven in NELA’s bike district. This is […]

CicLAvia : 100,000 Cyclists, 0 Incidents, Millions of Stories

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(This is part one of our coverage of yesterday’s groundbreaking Open Street Festival.  Hopefully later today we’ll have up a Streetfilm.  Tomorrow we’ll review the reviews of CicLAvia. – DN.) There’s many ways to try and talk about yesterday’s CicLAvia.  One way is to look at the numbers, another to look at the people, and […]