Contact: Dwight Mengel, 274-5605,
Tom Knipe, 274-5575,
What: Livable Streets Film Festival (open to the public)
When: Thursday, September 22, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:45 pm.
Cost: Free
Where: Cinemapolis, 120 E Green Street, Ithaca Commons, Ithaca, NY, 277-6105

Livable Streets Film Festival: A Screening of 21 short films by StreetFilms and FilmedByBike

Ithaca, NY (September 6, 2011)— The Livable Streets Film Festival is a free public event in downtown Ithaca presenting twenty-one short films showing how people can live and be mobile in the 21st Century by creating alternatives to conventional car culture. Drawing on examples from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and places beyond, 21 short films provide an off-beat and humorous take on creating sustainable mobility and great urban neighborhoods. A local jury selected films that represent ideas that can be adapted to Upstate New York. Other films were chosen on the you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it principle. The primary sources of films are and the Filmed-By-Bike Film Festival.

StreetFilms produces short films that show how smart transportation design and policies can result in better places to live, work and play. They package complex concepts into easy to understand and accessible videos. Filmed By Bike is a bike-themed movie festival held annually in Portland, Oregon. Drawing on submissions from all over the world, the films display bike culture in its great diversity.

Attendees will leave with inspiring new ideas for creating livable streets in their own communities.

The Livable Streets Film Festival will be held on Thursday September 22nd at Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street, Ithaca Commons. Doors open at 7:45pm, and the program begins at 8:00 pm. Admission is free and there will be door prizes.

This is a public event sponsored by the Upstate Transportation Forum being held in Ithaca on September 22-23, Porter & Curtis Insurance, Ithaca Carshare, NYSERDA and NYSDOT. For more information visit

Contact for Upstate Transportation Forum: Dawn LaMorte, 607-379-1844,