Our streetfilms highlight the great uses of streets in Boston that are making it a more connected, enjoyable, livable city. The films also encourage progress where change is still needed. They are part of the ongoing effort by LivableStreets Alliance to inform and inspire citizens to demand more than the status quo for their community. Most of these films have been created by LivableStreets' members, although we have also included noteworthy films by other local filmmakers.
Remove McGrath film by LivableStreets Advocacy Commitee member, Paul Sohn
4th Annual Boston Update hosted by LivableStreets Alliance
Highlights from the Boston Bike Update held on February 28, 2012.
LivableStreets Block Party 2011
Celebrating 5 years of advocacy work towards more livable streets.
Better Bridges - The Stroller Fiasco
The Longfellow Bridge at Charles Circle is currently inaccessible for those with strollers or in wheelchairs. Improvements are planned for the Summer/Fall of 2010 but have not yet taken place. Support Better Bridges today to help fix problems like this all along the Charles River!
A Case for Open Data in Transit
Featured StreetFilm by Elizabeth Press of Streetfilms.org
See how the MassDOT, the MBTA, and other transit agencies across the country are making real-time data available to the public, giving riders better information about just when exactly the bus will be arriving.
Car Free Sundays - Cambridge's Memorial Drive
Cambridge's Memorial Drive has been car free on Sunday's for over 30 years. It runs along the Charles River and the adjacent parklands and is one of the most beautiful spots to enjoy the outdoors. LivableStreets headed to the last session before the winter to catch all the residents enjoying their streets. We also found out a little history of how a few committed residents a while back were able to make this great event happen.
Boston University Bridge - What it is, What it could be...
LivableStreets headed to the Boston University Bridge connecting Cambridge and Boston to see what users think of the bridge now, and what improvements they would like to see. The bridge is scheduled for full reconstruction starting in Spring 2009. See our BU Bridge project page for more info.
Alewife Station’s Bike Cage: Cambridge, Mass.
Featured StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson of Streetfilms.org
Clarence Eckerson of Streetfilms.org paid us a special visit in October to celebrate the launch of our own street films. While he was here, he created a StreetFilm for us about the new bike parking cages at Alewife Station:
PARK(ing) Day 2008
PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. This year was Boston's first participating in the event, and is the topic of our first street film:
By local filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi
A brief documentary on bicycle lanes in Boston, Massachusetts, that compares two main avenues; Commonwealth Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Commonwealth Avenue was remodeled in 2008 to include bicycle lanes. Massachusetts Avenue is set to be remodeled without the inclusion of bicycle lanes.
Lanes from Matthew Hashiguchi on Vimeo.
Open Transit Data
Alewife's Bike Cage
Park(ing) Day 2008