Wednesday, July 21, 2010

the Museum of the City of New York is having a program to address what is next for cars in the city, the challenges, innovations, and implications


The Future of the Car in the City

New York’s streets are contested space, with pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, buses, and trucks all jockeying for room.

Although New Yorkers have one of the lowest rates of vehicle ownership, the negative impacts of cars—pollution, declining street safety, and congestion—are becoming increasingly clear and demand thoughtful solutions.

What strategies will keep things moving: car-free “eco-zones,” congestion pricing, peak metering, or others— in light of increased pressures on the streetscape?

Join panelists Vishaan Chakrabarti, Marc Holliday Professor of Real Estate and Director of the Real Estate Development program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University , Shin-pei Tsay, Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives, and others for a discussion on the future of the car in New York .

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City. Reservations required. $6, Museum members; $12, Non-members; $8, Seniors and students.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
212.534.1672 ext. 3396

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