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KUOW and SDOT will host impressive transportation speaker series

Speaker-Series-BannerSome of the most influential names in recent American urban transportation history will be headed to Seattle in the next couple months. KUOW and the City of Seattle announced a series called “Where Are We Going? Seattle’s Transportation Future.

Featured speakers include Gabe Klein (Washington DC, Chicago), Janette Sadik-Khan (NYC), Gil Penalosa (8-80 Cities, Bogotá) and Jason Roberts (The Better Block).

From installing miles of protected bike lanes to creating better places through creative use of city space, these speakers have been leaders in pushing changes in some very busy cities. And their talks are totally free.

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The series is sponsored by SDOT, the Office of Arts & Culture and KUOW. Details and how to RSVP:

March 25 | “Future of Transportation in Cities”
Gabe Klein of Urban Land Institute, former Transportation Commissioner in Washington DC and Chicago
Moderator: Cathy Duchamp, KUOW
Seattle Central Library
RSVP here: https://gabeklein.eventbrite.com

April 15 | Changing Lanes: Blueprints for a New Road Order”
Janette Sadik-Khan of Bloomberg Associates, former NYC Transportation Commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg
Moderator: Ross Reynolds, KUOW
Great Hall at Town Hall
RSVP here: https://janettesadikkhan.eventbrite.com

May 6 |“Mobility as a Force for Health, Wealth and Happiness”
Gil Penalosa, CEO of 8-80 cities and former Parks Commissioner of Bogotá, Colombia
Moderator: Carolyn Adolph, KUOW
Seattle Central Library
RSVP here: https://gilpenalosa.eventbrite.com

June 10| “Build a Better Block: Rethinking Streets & Sidewalks as a Social Setting”
Jason Roberts of The Better Block
Moderator: Joshua McNichols, KUOW
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
RSVP here: https://betterblock.eventbrite.com

All start times are 6 p.m. All events are free.

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6 responses to “KUOW and SDOT will host impressive transportation speaker series”

  1. A seriously star studded line up! All of these talks should be fantastic.

    I’m disappointed that they scheduled the talk on “Rethinking Streets & Sidewalks as a Social Setting” the same evening that Seattle’s Pedestrian Advisory Board meets. I think most people on the board would love to go to this talk.

  2. Chris

    Colombia drop the U add the O

    1. Tom Fucoloro

      FTR, SDOT’s typo.

  3. daihard

    They all look interesting. Just signed up for the “Future of Transportation in Cities” event.

  4. […] Sadik-Khan spoke at Town Hall recently as part of the city’s recent transportation speaker series, which seems to be part of a campaign to get people familiar with and excited about bold safety, […]

  5. Leah

    Thanks for putting these lectures in one place! They’ve been magical, no?

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