Friday night, time to kick back and watch a movie, right? Well if you’re a transportation nerd like me, then your Friday night movie is about the city of Curitiba, Brazil. Friday night, 7 PM, at the Simply Living office in Clintonville. (2929 N. High Street)
Be inspired by this informative, inspirational documentary which shares ideas from Curitiba for environmental-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. With the film’s focus on innovations in transportation, recycling, affordable housing, local food production and more, you will realize our potential to transform Central Ohio into more livable, sustainable communities.
Here’s a preview of the movie.
Curitiba is famous for its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. They have done a great deal for bicyclists and pedestrians as well, which I hope the movie will touch upon.
From the Producer’s website on Curitiba‘s Transportation System:
During the past few decades most city planners around the world… prepared for growth by analyzing traffic volume; so larger streets, avenues, and overpasses were built to alleviate traffic problems. However, Curitiba creator’s team took a different approach. In 1972, the team closed down their busiest streets, dedicating more spaces for people… The creators of Curitiba’s public transportation system planned for people to drive fewer cars and enjoy the city.
You know how some cities have lots of events for Car Free Day? Curitiba had so many events planned they expanded it to a Car Free Month. !! (More information)