The Story on Ciclovias

Here's a video that established Streetfilms as a leader in great media, and connects with people beyond transportation wonk circles. Most importantly, this video gave advocates and volunteers across the world an important resource to make the case for Ciclovia-style events in their cities.

When published in 2007, there were just a handful of events like this in America. After this Streetfilm was widely shared, in 2008, nearly 20 major cities hosted open streets events. For example, San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom saw the film and immediately put plans in motion for what became Sunday Streets. Ciclovias and open streets have exploded since then.

Fun fact: This was StreetsBLOG's most-viewed Streetfilm for more than six years! Although in the last 10 years they’ve made far better technical films, this one remains the nearest to author & videographer Clarence Eckerson Jr.'s heart. Eckerson has been making fantastical transportation media in NYC since the late 1990s. He's never had a driver's license and never will.

What do you think—is Kauai ready for our own Ciclovia? I do! Speak up if you think it's our time!