Streetfilms has a new video on 20's Plenty for us, a campaign in the U.K. working to make 20 mph the standard speed limit in residential areas. The campaign is catching on quickly, with more and more U.K. cities adopting the policy all the time. Given that PBOT might be considering a legislative fix to wrest greater control of speed limits from ODOT, and the fact that Mayor Sam Adams has already shown an interest in reducing speed limits and has made safety his number one transportation priority, this could be an idea that catches on here in Portland. (more...)
A new Streetfilm (watch it below) taken during the recent Velo-City Global conference in Copenhagen is like a refuge in a storm.
Here in Portland (and across the country), we still struggle with resentment over bike lanes, a local media that's happy to stir it up, people wanting to ban bikes completely because they're simply in the way, people on bikes who can't be bothered to slow down for other bike traffic, and public transit employees whose actions and words make our streets less safe for people on bikes.
Hawthorne Bridge last week.
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Streetfilms' Clarence Eckerson was in Portland recently for Filmed by Bike. While he was here, he teamed up with Dan Kaufman from Crank My Chain CycleTV to put together a new, 3-plus minute film that takes a look at "Bike Rush Hour" on Portland's Hawthorne Bridge. (more...)
We've featured many films from the crew at Streetfilms over the years. Their pioneering work -- which has highlighted everything from ciclovias to separated bikeways -- has had a major impact on the national and global livable streets movement.
Earlier this week, Streetfilms' head provocateur, filmmaker Clarence Eckerson, sent word that they had published their 200th film. To celebrate this milestone, they put together a fun, 3-minute promo video that features highlights from their most memorable moments and a montage of the personalities that have graced their lens. (more...)