Streetfilms: First Graders Show Us How to Share the Road

How’s this for understanding modal harmony?

Livable Streets Education has been working with New York City students, encouraging them to explore and question the environments around their schools and in their neighborhoods — and to voice the changes they want to see on their streets. We recently asked first graders at P.S. 87 to give advice to pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, and to illustrate their words of wisdom. Here’s a montage of their wonderfully perceptive responses (and if you’re a fan of kids’ drawings, don’t forget the companion piece from kindergartners).

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Streetfilms: The Diverter

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Streetfilms A.U.T.O. Lobbyist Visits Car-Free Times Square

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She’s back!  The woman you love to hate (and hate not to love) Veronica Moss, a Washington, D.C. lobbyist for – ahem! – the Automobile User Trade Organization (A.U.T.O.) In this "chapter", she’s getting her first gander ever at the new pedestrian-friendly Times Square and she invited Streetfilms along to record her virgin journey. Naturally […]