Interested in Getting Involved With Streetfilms?

Streetfilms’ Most Popular Offering Looked at Separated Bike Lanes

Given the success and buzz created by the two most recent LA Streetfilms, I thought it was time to remind everyone that there are several ways you can get involved in the Streetfilms’ movement.

First, and perhaps most obviously, you can apply to be a Streetfilms freelancer.  If you’re interested, send me a story idea, at, a description of your experiences and some examples of your work.  Film making experience is a must, but a working knowledge of the Livable Streets Movement and transportation issues would be helpful as well.

Second, both Clarence and I would be happy to help put together a Streetfilms’ screening or to provide DVD’s of Streetfilms to be shown at special events.  Hosting a movie night?  Looking for transportation related entertainment for a fundraiser?  We’d be happy to help.  Just send me an email.

Third, Streetfilms is hosting a t-shirt contest to help come up with new story ideas.  The winning idea has to be shootable in New York for the time being, but if people wanted to suggest what we should do for our next LA Streetfilm, leave a suggesiton in the comments section here instead of the Streetfilms’ thread.

For all out Streetfilms’ fans that aren’t interested in actively participating, never fear.  There’s still one more LA Streetsfilm "in the can" that we ought to have online soon…


Weekend Homework: Plan the L.A. Transit Movie

No. At the Huffington Post, Joel Epstein, who has done a heck of a job pushing 30/10, wrote a piece pondering the absolute lack of Hollywood star power in promoting transit as opposed to promoting things like electric-powered cars. Of course, that Hollywood movies present heroes driving muscle cars, saving the universe with cars that […]

New Transportation Group Coming to L.A. Help Us Pick a Name and Win Membership for Life

As a lot of you know, back east I worked for a group called the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transportation reform organization that fought highway and other car traffic inducing projects and promoted Smart Growth and alternative transportation. The Campaign didn’t advocate for a favored mode of transportation, embrace a certain environmental ideology or confine […]

Streetfilms Praises Orange Line BRT and Bike Path

While in town last month, Streetfilms took its second look at Los Angeles’ Orange Line as a model for BRT’s around the country.  In his summary of the above Streetfilm, Clarence Eckerson doesn’t hold back his praise for the Orange Line calling it "one of the best Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the U.S" […]

Streetfilms: (Portland) Bike Box!

<sigh> Another Streetfilm about how awesome Portland is.  It’s time to take a stand, Angelenos!  You Portlanders might have your complete streets, balanced transportation system, colored bike lanes and bike boxes; but I get to ride my bike on the sidewalk!  Whenever I want to!  So, there! </sigh> Like Brad Aaron before me, I must […]

CicLAvia Is…En Español

A huge Streetsblog thank you to David Barboza, who accepted our challenge and subtitled this year’s Streetfilm on CicLAvia.  Unfortunately, we can’t embed the film with the subtitles, but if you click on the image above it will take you to the Streetfilms page for the film.  Just set the “language” in the lower left […]