New York City is becoming well known for it’s emphasis on improving pedestrian and bicycle mobility and accessibility, as well as innovative transit projects. Just search Streetsblog.org for any transportation-related term, and you’ll find a wealth of projects and forward-looking thinking.
On March 30th, the Twin Cities will get some access to a decision-maker behind some of those improvements. NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be giving a presentation at Open Book at 3:30 pm on March 30th. From the TLC website:
For Elected Officials, Transportation Professionals, and ULI Members:
Please accept our invitation to a presentation by New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
NYC is increasing mobility and reinventing urban streetscape at express speed. Once car-clogged Times and Harold Squares are now interactive plazas. Innovative cycling designs traverse all boroughs and the goal is to double bicycle commuting by 2015. Bus shelters, bicycle parking, traffic calming, Summer Streets, new parking policies, bicycle wayfinding, bus rapid transit, Safe Streets for Seniors, the landmark Street Design Manual…NYC is on fire to improve the quality of life through sustainable streets.
Come to engage with Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and your local colleagues.
Co-sponsored by Transit for Livable Communities and the Urban Land Institute
Registration is required for the event.