Monday, March 1, 2010

It's March, let's go to the movies:
"Fixing the Great Mistake in New York City"

Fixing the Great Mistake: Autocentric Development in New York City opens a new Streetfilms series that examines what went wrong in the early part of the 20th Century, when our cities began catering to the automobile, and how those decisions continue to affect our lives today. The irrepressible Elizabeth Press points her camera at Paul White of New York's Transportation Alternatives who tells us the story.

Fixing the Great Mistake in New York City: Autocentric Development

- by Elizabeth Press on February 25, 2010

In this episode, Transportation Alternatives director Paul Steely White shows how planning for cars drastically altered Park Avenue. Watch and see what Park Avenue used to look like, how we ceded it to the automobile, and what we need to do to reclaim the street as a space where people take precedence over traffic.

- Click here to view the four minute video.

And don't forget: If they can do it there, we can do it anywhere. New York, New York.

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