Street Films: “Floating Parking” & Bike Buffer Zones

This is our first video from the Street Films 10-part series “Moving Beyond the Automobile”, with Persian subtitles.

As simple as it looks, this video illustrates an affective solution to one of the most common safety issues for cyclists in cities. It can prevent accidents in bike lanes for cyclists AND drivers! As you can see in the video, it is always challenging to change people’s transportation behaviour. Even if an idea is simple and brilliant, it will take a while for people to understand it and adapt it. We will use more of these videos as we go along.

About Streetfilms:

Streetfilms produces short films that show how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play. They package complicated and wonky concepts into easy to understand and accessible videos which are freely available online.  Our nearly 350 videos have been viewed over 3.5 million times and have inspired action and behavioral change worldwide

Moving Beyond the Automobile (MBA) is a ten part video series which explores solutions to the problem of automobile dependency.  It’s a visual handbook that will help guide policy makers, advocacy organizations, teachers, students, and others into a world that values pedestrian plazas over parking lots and train tracks over highways.  Cars were then, and this is now.  Welcome to the future.

For more on the MBA series, click here.

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About Kourosh Rad, Managing Editor

Born and raised in Iran, Kourosh moved to Canada in 2007, where he completed a BA in Urban Design Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Passionate about sustainable transport, he focused his thesis on Public Bicycle Implementation in the City of Halifax. He then started Streets of Iran in collaboration with Eric Britton and World Streets in order to promote and support sustainable transport in Iranian cities.
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