Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow
During the years that Janette Sadik-Khan was New York City’s transportation commissioner, the city's public spaces transformed from car-choked hell-holes to merely car-infested places that were way more ok to walk, bicycle, wait for the bus, and just sit and exist and watch the world go by. Traffic crashes and congestion went down, foot and bike traffic went up, and businesses thrived a bit better. This is NYC, so every single change was fought tooth and nail. This is JSK's account of that time. Fascinating as a parable of how change gets made politically and on the street.
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