Panel: Shared Streets: Making it Work

April 4, 2011   6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scholastic Auditorium
557 Broadway (at Prince St.)
$15; $10 for members of the Municipal Art Society; free for students.
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Streets provide critical connective tissue in cities, not only ensuring the movement of people and goods, but also underpinning much of the social, commercial and cultural vibrancy of a city. What practices are cities around the world adopting to make streets more than just corridors for moving traffic? Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has advanced an ambitious rethinking of New York City’s streets. What effect have Select Bus Service, dedicated bicycle lanes, pedestrian plazas, and other initiatives had on livability in New York?


  • Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City Transportation Commissioner


  • Andrea Bernstein, WNYC, director of the Transportation Nation Project


  • Gil Peñalosa, executive director of 8-80 Cities and former commissioner of Parks, Sports and Recreation in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Kate Slevin, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign
  • Sam Schwartz, president, chief executive officer and founder of Sam Schwartz Engineering