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The Resource Streetfight : handbook for an urban revolution, Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow

Streetfight : handbook for an urban revolution, Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow

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Streetfight : handbook for an urban revolution
Title
Streetfight
Title remainder
handbook for an urban revolution
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Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow
Title variation
Street fight
Title variation remainder
handbook for an urban revolution
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Breaking the street into its component parts, Streetfight demonstrates, with step-by-step visuals, how to rewrite the underlying "source code" of a street, with pointers on how to add protected bike paths, improve crosswalk space, and provide visual cues to reduce speeding. Achieving such a radical overhaul wasn't easy, and Streetfight pulls back the curtain on the battles Sadik-Khan won to make her approach work. She includes examples of how this new way to read the streets has already made its way around the world, from pocket parks in Mexico City and Los Angeles to more pedestrian-friendly streets in Auckland and Buenos Aires, and innovative bike-lane designs and plazas in Austin, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. Many are inspired by the changes taking place in New York City and are based on the same techniques. Streetfight deconstructs, reassembles, and reinvents the street, inviting readers to see it in ways they never imagined
Summary
New York City's transportation commissioner explains how she made the city safer and more beautiful by breaking streets down into their component parts and rewriting their "source code" to add a host of major improvements
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10480701
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Sadik-Khan, Janette
Dewey number
388.411097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE305
LC item number
.S24 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Solomonow, Seth
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True
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  • Streets
  • City traffic
  • Pedestrian traffic flow
  • Pedestrian areas
  • Bicycle traffic flow
  • Transportation
  • Bicycle trails
  • Urban transportation policy
Target audience
adult
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handbook for an urban revolution
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Streetfight : handbook for an urban revolution, Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-335) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn933727265
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429845
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)933727265
Label
Streetfight : handbook for an urban revolution, Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933727265
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)933727265

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