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SUBJECT: Transportation Expert Janette Sadik-Khan to Speak in Seattle on April 15

4/9/2015  3:00:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Transportation Expert Janette Sadik-Khan to Speak in Seattle on April 15
“Where Are We Going? Seattle’s Transportation Future” Speaker Series

SEATTLE –Janette Sadik-Khan, an internationally-known expert in transportation innovations, will speak at Town Hall in Seattle on Wednesday, April 15. Her presentation is part of a series to inspire new ideas and opportunities for transportation in Seattle.

What:         “Changing Lanes: Blueprints for a New Road Order”
Who:        Janette Sadik-Khan
Moderator: Ross Reynolds, KUOW Public Radio
Where:     Great Hall at Town Hall
When:        April 15, 6 p.m.
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Janette Sadik-Khan was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2013. Under her direction the flow of traffic improved and fatalities dropped sharply on New York City’s streets. More than 250 miles of bicycle lanes were added and bicycling doubled.  She is probably most well-known for painting out areas on city streets and setting out lawn chairs, transforming areas such as in Times Square, a major commercial intersection, into pedestrian zones. She is now a consultant, advising mayors around the world to design urban transportation systems that can be built quickly and inexpensively.

The series of four speakers, of which Janette Sadik-Khan is the second, is intended to bring new voices to the conversation of what might be possible to accomplish in Seattle. Admission to the events is free, but registration is required. The series is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and 94.9 KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.

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