The GOOD 100: Streetsblog The GOOD 100: Streetsblog
The GOOD 100: Streetsblog
Livable StreetsOne sign of a healthy democracy is whether people are permitted to gather in the street. Yet in U.S. cities, most public space is reserved for (and filled with) cars-significantly curbing the other activities that can take place therein. That's why Aaron Naparstek founded Streetsblog, an open forum for realizing a transition from car-centric cities to people-centric cities. What began as a conversation for New Yorkers has found traction in urban centers across the country, evolving to include a variety of efforts under the umbrella of the Livable Streets Initiative. Now, in an extension of that effort, Streetfilms is pushing the same agenda through film. So far, they've had quite an impact: It was only by getting Mayor Gavin Newsom to view an eight-minute Streetfilm on the Ciclovia events in Bogotá, Colombia, that bike coalitions were able to make San Francisco's car-free Sunday festivals (also known as Sunday Streets) a reality. Now they're a regular occurrence, and the city is healthier for it.
New Bike Rig Makes It Easier Than Ever for Cyclists to Do Something About Pesky Potholes “Auto-Complain” lets bikers tag and show the world where the roughest roads are.
Fixing the Most Dangerous Road in L.A. is Even Tougher Than You Think In this installment of The Big Road Fix, we tackle one of the most notorious off-ramps in America. When it was built, the Arroyo Seco Parkway was considered a modern marvel.
What Happens When a Loved One Tells Someone How They Really Feel About Them No matter who you are, at some point in your life you’ve probably been over critical of yourself.
5 of America’s Most Obnoxiously Whitewashed Mountains Mount Denali belongs to a long tradition of white-capped mountains named after white settlers.
A New Weapon in the Fight Against ISIS’ Archeological Destruction: 3D Cameras The Million Image Database Project wants to give citizen photographers around the world the power to digitally preserve their national treasures.
Here’s Our Dream Cast for a James Bond Film Featuring All Black Actors After actor Idris Elba was called “too street” to play the iconic British spy, perhaps it’s time for actors of color to reboot the whole Bond franchise.
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