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Moving Beyond the Automobile: More from the Streetfilms Series on Livable Streets

by Ben Jervey

February 26, 2011

The good folks at Streetfilms have started rolling out a new 10-part video series about smart and proven solutions for reducing automobile traffic and making city streets safer, healthier, and better for business. In other words: making the streets more livable.

It's called Moving Beyond the Automobile, and here's how they describe it:

Moving Beyond the Automobile is a ten part video series which explores solutions to the problem of automobile dependency.  It's a visual handbook that will help guide policy makers, advocacy organizations, teachers, students, and others into a world that values pedestrian plazas over parking lots and train tracks over highways.  Cars were then, and this is now.  Welcome to the future.

Subsequent videos will cover bicycling, car share, congestion pricing, highway removal, traffic calming, pricing parking, parking removal, road diet (we look forward to learning more about this), and, finally, bus rapid transit.

The first couple of videos are really well done: educational, fun, informative, and persuasive without being preachy. We look forward to seeing the rest.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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