The Movement for Safer, More Livable Streets
Janette Sadik-Khan, co-author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution and former Transportation Commissioner for New York City, will be in Ottawa on Wednesday April 27 2016 to talk about how she re-imagined public spaces and helped transform the streets New York – one of the world's greatest, toughest cities – into dynamic spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.
Sadik-Khan, during her tenure as Transportation Commissioner, implemented an ambitious program to improve street safety, mobility, and sustainability throughout New York City. She oversaw a series of innovative projects, including:
- creating more pedestrian space in Times Square,
- the addition of nearly four hundred miles of bicycle lanes, and
- the installation of more than sixty plazas citywide.
From Times Square to ByWard Market! To help Ottawa accelerate the urban revolution for people-centred street design, Sadik-Khan will share tips on how to rethink, reinvigorate and redesign our city for safer, more livable streets. Her book Streetfight will be available for purchase and signing.
Reception at 6:00 pm, talk starts at 7:00 at the Aberdeen Pavillion, Landsdowne Park. The event is free, but RSVP is required.
Ottawa is increasingly positioning itself to be an emerging North American leader in the movement for safer and more livable streets. City Council's new Complete Streets Implementation plan has the potential to re-shape Ottawa's urban fabric to benefit all transportation users, ages and abilities. Read Ecology Ottawa's take on the Complete Streets Implementation Plan here.
Read the Globe and Mail review of Streetfight
April 27, 2016 at 6pm - 8:30pm