The Street Project screening – SAVE THE DATE!
San Diego Documentary Film Screening Joins Movement to Make Our Streets Safer for Pedestrians & Cyclists
Join San Diego’s leading safe streets organizations for a special documentary screening.
In honor of National Pedestrian Safety Month and National Week without Driving, we invite you to a special screening of "The Street Project." This documentary, crafted by the Emmy-winning team at Boyd Productions, sheds light on the global movement to make our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Arrive early to visit the host organizations in the lobby and hear the latest efforts to address issues like those highlighted in the film.
Thursday, October 5th
Digital Gym - 100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101 (2nd floor of the the UCSD Park & Market Building)
5:30 - Doors Open at Digital Gym
6:00 – Screening Begins
7:00 – Panel Discussion
7:30 – Afterparty / Networking at Quartyard (13th & J)
Tickets: $20 – proceeds benefit sponsoring organizations
Brought to you by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Circulate San Diego, Families for Safe Streets San Diego, and BikeSD.
About the film:
Bicycling and pedestrian fatalities in the United States are skyrocketing. The National Safety Council reports that 1,260 bicyclists were killed in 2020, an increase of 16% from 2019 and an increase of 44% over the past 10 years. According to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released in May, cycling fatalities rose another 5% in 2021.
Four years in the making, The Street Project looks at how we got here, including the history of street use and how it has changed, what makes effective street design, how the automobile changed the way we use our streets, the misguided use of victim blaming (jaywalking), the impact of zoning laws on street transportation, and much more.
“America’s streets started out as bicycle and pedestrian friendly, however, the advent of the car-culture changed everything,” said the film’s Director/Executive Producer Jennifer Boyd. “More recently, we have experienced a reawakening of sorts, due to the massive spike in fatalities, the pandemic lockdowns that forced our communities to rethink how they use their streets, as well as the passing of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which makes the safety of all users, including cyclists and pedestrians, a priority. We created The Street Project to raise awareness that cars, pedestrians, and cyclists can coexist, and that we need to examine our history so we can create a future with better alternatives.”
The Street Project is A Boyd Productions film. Director/Executive Producer: Jennifer Boyd; Producer/Writer: Lindsay Thompson; Director of Photography: Joseph Brunette; Editor/Writer: Chad Ervin; Composer: Michael Bacon, Motion Design & Animation: Rena Debortoli & George Sherman.
Major funding for The Street Project is by Travelers, with additional major funding by GM and 3M.