Submitted by Geoff Kees Thompson on
Thank you for making our first event last night Streetfilms, Sneckdowns & The Pedestrian a success! During the event we screened 9 short films highlighting our growing movement to reclaim the public space for people and bicycles. Afterward, Jon Geeting gave a great Prezi about Pedestrian Plazas on E. Passyunk, additional areas of focus, and the safety issues along Passyunk that these plazas could help mitigate. You can find that Prezi *here*
Then we opened it up to questions for our panel: Councilman Mark Squilla, Beth Miller from the Community Design Collaborative, Andrew Stober from MOTU, Prema Gupta from University City District and David Goldfarb from East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association. Questions mainly focused on the political and financial challenges to bringing these ideas to life.
Thank you to all who braved a cold night to attend our first of many more events to come. Many Thanks to our photographer for the evening Kathryn Bohri. Below you'll find links to all the videos we screened. Enjoy! Share!