StreetFilm: The Street Memorial Project


 
Nick Whitaker’s latest effort for StreetFilms is about the Street Memorial Project, a joint effort from Visual Resistance, Transportation Alternatives, and Time’s Up! which was established to honor pedestrians killed on NYC streets. The project is an outgrowth of the Ghost Bike movement. A plaque is usually placed at the site indicating the date of the fatality, manner of death, and age of the victim.

Ryan Nuckel of Visual Resistance says, "I’d like to see the need for to really dwindle to nothing, but that is not going to happen until there are changes on the streets of the city."

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Broadway & HoustonA Clarence Eckerson StreetfilmRunning time: 1:51, 7.20 MB, QuickTime Just a few blocks east of where cyclist Derek Lake was killed yesterday, community activist Charle-John Caffiero tells Streetfilms’ Mark Gorton how one of the busiest and most vital pedestrian crossings in New York City is currently being redesigned by DOT to become more […]

StreetFilms: One Way is the Wrong Way

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StreetFilms: One Way is the Wrong Way Running time: 5 minutes 10 seconds In Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Department of Transportation has put forward a plan to convert a pair of two-way neighborhood avenues to one-way operation. DOT says that the plan is designed strictly "to make it safer for pedestrians crossing the street," but […]

StreetFilms: “Something Has to Be Done”

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Emergency Pedestrian Safety RallyRunning time: 4 minutes 38 seconds  Here are some highlights from Sunday’s rally for pedestrian safety. In the words of Audrey Anderson, whose 14-year-old son, Andre, was killed by an SUV while he was riding his bike: "Drivers who kill and are not apparently drunk walk away from crash sites as free […]