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Janette Sadik-Khan & Earl Blumenauer at Powell’s Books

March 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As New York City’s Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world’s greatest, toughest cities into dynamic spaces safe for pedestrians and bikers. Her approach was dramatic and effective: simply painting a part of the street to make it into a plaza or bus lane not only made the street safer, it also lessened congestion and increased foot traffic that improved the bottom line of businesses. Sadik-Khan’s book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution (cowritten with Seth Solomonow) (Viking), is an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities. Sadik-Khan will be joined in conversation by United States Representative Earl Blumenauer.