‘Contested Streets’ Screening and Panel Discussion: ‘What Can Be Done About Traffic in New York City?’

Following Sierra Club NYC‘s monthly general membership meeting will be a special showing of Contested Streets, a new documentary showing the way to livable, gridlock-free streets — from the Battery to the Bronx, from Staten Island to Coney Island.

After the film, a panel discussion of NYC transportation issues by:

  • City Councilman John Liu, chairman of the City Council’s Transportation Committee
  • ‘Gridlock’ Sam Schwartz — transportation expert and former engineer with the City DOT
  • Bruce Schaller — visiting scholar, NYU

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