Clarence Eckerson Jr.

Director, Streetfilms

A widely-regarded expert on environmental and transportation filmmaking, Clarence has been a fixture in the NYC transportation advocacy movement since the mid ?90s. After serving three years as chair of the Brooklyn T.A. Committee, he yielded to his true passion and started bikeTV, a cable show dedicated to showcasing bicycle phenomenons and bike advocacy in the NYC area and beyond. Since joining OpenPlans in 2004, he has produced more than 100 short films on sustainable transport and livable streets issues, almost all entirely one-person productions. His work has been featured in dozens of bike and film festivals around the world. Under his stewardship, Streetfilms has exploded as the world-wide media hub for sustainable transport advocates. He has been called “the hardest working man in transportation show biz” for his years of dedication to create videos that are both enlightening, entertaining and inspiring.