Janette Sadik-Khan fixed New York’s streets. Maybe she can help fix ours.
Our average daily commute time is 66 minutes, our downtown would drive Mad Max mad, and some of our roads haven’t been upgraded since Louis St. Laurent was Prime Minister.
So maybe it’s time to look beyond the GTA for some answers to our chronic transportation problems.
When Janette Sadik-Khan was appointed New York City’s Transportation Commissioner, she did the impossible, transforming the streets of one of the world’s greatest, toughest cities into a safe place for pedestrians and bicycles. She turned Times Square and Broadway into walkways, added 400 miles of bicycle lanes and installed 60 plazas across the city. Now, as a partner at Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities.
On Tuesday, April 26th, she will speak at a luncheon presented by RamsayTalks-Ryerson City Building Institute and the Toronto Region Board of Trade about her new book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.
As Michael Bloomberg said: “Janette Sadik-Khan is like the child that Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs never had.”
So please join us to hear how big change can happen, often without big dollars.
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. followed by the presentation and Q&A
Place: The Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, 4th Floor, Toronto
Price: Individual Tickets: $99 +hst and includes your copy of Street Fight
Tables of 8: $792 +hst and include 10 copies of Street Fight
TedTalk: New York’s streets? Not so mean any more.
Work Fast to Change the Status Quo.