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The Upcycled City

How to take back the streets from cars and use them for parks, housing, and business instead

It’s undeniable: cars are awesome. Press a pedal, go 90 miles an hour. Magic, right? It’s little wonder that when folks saw the incredible progress cars would bring, they put all their chips in. They paved the way, quite literally, for the car-centric urban forms we know and tolerate today.

Could they have imagined a day when cities willingly give up car space for people?

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

The second installment of Streetfilms' excellent video series on the transportation solutions of the future, just released this week, covers cycling.

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:

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