“Contested Streets” World Premier

Contested Streets: Breaking New York City Gridlock
 
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
6-8 pm
Independent Film Center
323 6th Avenue (at West 3rd Street )
New York, NY

RSVP to info@transalt.org by June 20th

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Contested Streets is a 57 minute documentary film about the past and potential future of New York City ’s transportation system.

Contested Streets features interviews with:

Bob Kiley
Kenneth T. Jackson
Mike Wallace
Jan Gehl
Enrique Peñalosa
Kathryn S. Wylde
‘Gridlock’ Sam Schwartz
Tim Tompkins
Fred Kent

And more…

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