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Streetfight Offers Vision to Reshape Cities

Called “an urban epic” by one reviewer, Street Fight: A Handbook for an Urban Revolution reads like a road map for enlightened change agents who contend that changes in streets can be quick and cheap.

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Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. She served as New York’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to New York City’s streets – closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly four hundred miles of bike landes, and creating more than sixty plazas citywide. She, along with colleague Seth Solomonow, provide case studies of how cities and/or activists can make city streets safer and more accommodating to multiple uses.

If you’re a fan of protected bike lanes and road diets, here’s a manual of successful procedures taken from real life.

Jan Gehl – urbanist, architect, and author – calls her “a superhero for cities and an inspiration that streets built to human scale aren’t impossible but merely awaiting those who dare.”

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Director of Arts Along the Ohio Charities, Inc. in New Albany, Indiana.
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