Introducing Livable Streets Education

The newest member of the Livable Streets Initiative, Livable Streets Education (LSE),
partners with schools, cultural institutions and community-based
organizations working for improved urban livability, greener
transportation, and safer streets. This spring, LSE is in residency at
fifteen schools around New York City, working with students in grades
K-8, as well as partnering with community and cultural organizations on
special events.

This short Streetfilm provides an overview of the recent work
they’ve been doing – in particular, it highlights LSE Director Kim
Wiley-Schwartz’s work with grades K-2 at PS 87. Please check out the
website to see more on this groundbreaking curriculum. And to see some
of the amazing art produced by the students, refer to this page and videos.

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Streetfilms Praises Orange Line BRT and Bike Path

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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" […]

Welcome to Our New Design

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If you are a regular visitor then you’ve probably noticed that we made some design changes yesterday afternoon. The transition went off without a hitch thanks to The Open Planning Project’s Anil Makhijani, Andy Cochran and Rob Marianski. I just wanted to take a moment to walk you through the new design and provide another […]

Welcome to the Livable Streets Network

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So, here’s the new web site. We hope you like the new design and that you’ll find the new features useful. A quick tour: First things first: Sign up and become a member to take advantage of all the features of the Livable Streets Network. The log-in box is there in the upper right corner. […]

Streetsblog San Francisco is Coming to Town

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How come so many posts on San Francisco lately? Let’s make it official: The Open Planning Project will be launching Streetsblog San Francisco in January 2009. After interviewing many highly qualified candidates during last month’s RailVolution conference, we’ve hired Bryan Goebel as the site’s editor and Matthew Roth as full-time reporter. Bryan is a veteran […]

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" […]