City planning, traffic, pedestrian alternatives, mass transportation ...
These are the kinds of things that Samuel Schwartz dealt with as New York city's First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer from 1986-1990.
He even coined the term Gridlock and is also known as Gridlock Sam.
I found his insights in traffic management completely fascinating and found the book compelling. It made me look at my own city of Edmonton, Alberta with new eyes.
If there is one lesson proven throughout the book it is that traffic need not flow. PEOPLE need space to walk and experience the environment outside of an automobile. It is very good for business.
|Samuel L Schwartz|