Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Breaking: Livable Streets Presentation/Discussion Coming To Philadelphia At Behest Of Newly Emboldened City Planning Commission

Holy Rowdy Roddy Piper.

If this symposium is a harbinger — even a little bit — of things to come from the Planning Commission under new head Alan Greenberger, then shit, we are going to be some happy ass sonsabitches.
Getting It Done | NYC's Street Design and Implementation Innovations

The City of Philadelphia's Office of Transportation is pleased to invite you to "Getting It Done | NYC's Street Design and Implementation Innovations" with Ryan Russo, Director of Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs for the New York City Department of Transportation.

Mr. Russo will speak about New York City's use of innovative practices to integrate pedestrian and bicycle uses into the urban street.

Livable streets, people. Livable. Effing. Streets.

Seriously.This is progress. New York is a great place from which to take some lessons. They are literally rewriting the role of streets in cities and urban planning. (Well, rewriting their role in car-obsessed American metropolises, at least.) You know, that streets can actually be for pedestrians and bicyclists too, in addition to cars. Crazy, we know. But true.

Get into it.

Symposium deets:
Wednesday August 27th at 4 PM
Philadelphia City Planning Commission Hearing Room
Suite 18-029, One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street

Please RSVP to: Seating may be limited.
Now to just make sure it isn't only talk…

Eyes on the Street: A Walk Down Broadway Boulevard [ StreetsBlog ]
Urban Design Expert Alan Greenberger to Head Phila. Planning Commission [ KYW 1060 ]
Sustainable Streets – New York Department of Transportation [ Official Site ]
Philadelphia City Planning Commission [ Official Site ]

[ Photo via Flickr user doddnyc via StreetsBlog ]

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