Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
Like a modern-day Jane Jacobs, Janette Sadik-Khan transformed New York City's streets to make room for pedestrians, bikers, buses, and green spaces. Describing the battles she fought to enact change, Streetfight imparts wisdom and practical advice that other cities can follow to make their own streets safer and more vibrant.
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, but it also lessened congestion and increased foot traffic, which improved the bottom line of businesses. Real-life experience confirmed that if you know how to read the street, you can make it function better by not totally reconstructing it but by reallocating the space that's already there.
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A former New York City transportation commissioner maps out her adroit street design blueprint for alleviating traffic congestion and improving urban aesthetics. With the assistance of her former ... Read full review
Enjoyed it front to back! The details behind proposals, backlashes, learning from other cities around the World, implementing process, media pressure, and the joy of changing your city's city life, all in one book. Although we know there's always another side to each story, reading this side of so many stories help you imagine what's possible in every town, city, village, street, neighborhood, and space! Thanks Janette for pushing your way through politics and passions and for being part of NYC's upgrade!