Bike Month in the air.. + on the big screen + online

A rack in our bike room

The weather is warming up, and it seems like the city is buzzing with pedal power. At our office, the racks in the bike room sure are filling up (have I mentioned that we’re hiring?).

My NYC Biking Story

Streetfilms is celebrating Bike Month with the start of their series profiling NYC cyclists. My NYC Biking Story will introduce you to the wide array of people in the local cycling community, and to the various stories and reasons that led these folks to travel on two wheels. If you haven’t yet seen the first one – a profile of a cycling female firefighter – it’s a real inspiration.

Our goal is to produce 10 short My NYC Biking Story videos in the months of May and June, and we’re looking for sponsors to help make the full series possible. So far, four of the ten films have been sponsored. As a sponsor, you’ll be helping build the safe streets movement, and you’ll receive significant recognition. If you’re interested, please contact our Development Manager, Christa Orth (corth@openplans.org, 917.388.9066).

Streetfilms Screening the Brooklyn Museum

Of course, the livable streets movement isn’t just a local phenomenon. From the roadways of China and Copenhagen to those of Oakland and Brooklyn, recent urban development projects are making our streets safer for everyone. We’re celebrating recent successes here and elsewhere in our upcoming Streetfilms screening at the Brooklyn Museum (May 27th, 7pm).

Many of the films screened will be world premieres, and many are geared specifically toward Brooklyn cyclists. Come see what’s going on in your neighborhood! Attendance is free with museum admission, and Museum Members may reserve their tickets during public hours by calling 718.501.6371. All others, you can purchase tickets here.

Screening Location:
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY