On Thursday, Dec. 6th at 6pm, at the Media Education Foundation's screening room on 60 Masonic Street in Northampton, Northamptonist, in conjunction with Transportation Alternatives, will host a free screening of the T.A. produced, and Cicala Filmworks made film, Contested Streets. It is an important film which explores the history of transportation in NYC and in other major cities throughout the world, what steps are now being taken to mitigate the negative effects manifested by building cities around the automobile, and the visionary reforms being implemented in cities across the globe to reclaim public space for use by all.
From the film's website,
The film explores the history and culture of New York City streets from pre-automobile times to the present...Central to the story is a comparison of New York to what is experienced in London, Paris and Copenhagen. Interviews and footage shot in these cities showcase how limiting automobile use in recent years has improved air quality, minimized noise pollution and enriched commercial, recreational and community interaction. London's congestion pricing scheme, Paris' BRT (bus rapid transit) and Copenhagen's bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure are all examined in depth.Mark your calendars for December 6th. The screening is free and open to the public. Please help spread the word, and tell your friends.
You can view trailers for the film here.
LABELS: arts and culture, downtown, public space