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Streetfight

Author : Janette Sadik-Khan
ISBN : 9780143128977
Genre : Bicycle traffic flow
File Size : 56.90 MB
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As NYC's Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world s greatest, toughest cities into dynamic spaces safe for pedestrians and bikers. Her approach was dramatic and effective: she rewrote the rule book and involved local artists in a radical approach to city planning. In Streetfight, Sadik-Khan writes about the struggles she faced while making her approach work, and how it is now being implemented.
Category: Bicycle traffic flow

Streetfight

Author : Janette Sadik-Khan
ISBN : 9780698409415
Genre : Social Science
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Like a modern-day Jane Jacobs, Janette Sadik-Khan transformed New York City's streets to make room for pedestrians, bikers, buses, and green spaces. Describing the battles she fought to enact change, Streetfight imparts wisdom and practical advice that other cities can follow to make their own streets safer and more vibrant. As New York City’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world’s greatest, toughest cities into dynamic spaces safe for pedestrians and bikers. Her approach was dramatic and effective: Simply painting a part of the street to make it into a plaza or bus lane not only made the street safer, but it also lessened congestion and increased foot traffic, which improved the bottom line of businesses. Real-life experience confirmed that if you know how to read the street, you can make it function better by not totally reconstructing it but by reallocating the space that’s already there. Breaking the street into its component parts, Streetfight demonstrates, with step-by-step visuals, how to rewrite the underlying “source code” of a street, with pointers on how to add protected bike paths, improve crosswalk space, and provide visual cues to reduce speeding. Achieving such a radical overhaul wasn’t easy, and Streetfight pulls back the curtain on the battles Sadik-Khan won to make her approach work. She includes examples of how this new way to read the streets has already made its way around the world, from pocket parks in Mexico City and Los Angeles to more pedestrian-friendly streets in Auckland and Buenos Aires, and innovative bike-lane designs and plazas in Austin, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. Many are inspired by the changes taking place in New York City and are based on the same techniques. Streetfight deconstructs, reassembles, and reinvents the street, inviting readers to see it in ways they never imagined. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Streetfight

Author : Janette Sadik-Khan
ISBN : 9780525429845
Genre : Business & Economics
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A former New York City transportation commissioner maps out her adroit street design blueprint for alleviating traffic congestion and improving urban aesthetics. With the assistance of her former chief media strategist Solomonow, Sadik-Khan chronicles her role in the urban transformation of Manhattan streets and how the architectural improvements she drafted eased gridlock and boosted urban sociability. After years with the NYC Department of Transportation, her creative work as commissioner began in 2007 with the appropriation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's green, congestion-busting, sustainability-driven urban plan PlaNYC, which, under Sadik-Khan's leadership, became a citywide rebalancing effort transforming clogged streetscapes from "a place where people wanted to park into a place where people wanted to be." She writes passionately about these projects, including the massive reinvention of Times Square, which was so successful it became a design model for other cities. The author includes pages of photographs effectively illustrating traffic-calming intersection designs and pocket plazas, which transformed "a car-clogged street into inviting shared space" and was just one part of the new street improvement plan for New York.
Category: Business & Economics

Street Fight

Author : Jason Henderson
ISBN : 1558499997
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 61.2 MB
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Faced with intolerable congestion and noxious pollution, cities around the world are rethinking their reliance on automobiles. In the United States a loosely organized livability movement seeks to reduce car use by reconfiguring urban space into denser, transit-oriented, walkable forms, a development pattern also associated with smart growth and new urbanism. Through a detailed case study of San Francisco, Jason Henderson examines how this is not just a struggle over what type of transportation is best for the city, but a series of ideologically charged political fights over issues of street space, public policy, and social justice. Historically San Francisco has hosted many activist demonstrations over its streets, from the freeway revolts of the 1960s to the first Critical Mass bicycle rides decades later. Today the city's planning and advocacy establishment is changing zoning laws to limit the number of parking spaces, encouraging new car-free housing near transit stations, and applying "transit first" policies, such as restricted bus lanes. Yet Henderson warns that the city's accomplishments should not be romanticized. Despite significant gains by livability advocates, automobiles continue to dominate the streets, and the city's financially strained bus system is slow and often unreliable. Both optimistic and cautionary, Henderson argues that ideology must be understood as part of the struggle for sustainable cities and that three competing points of view -- progressive, neoliberal, and conservative -- have come to dominate the contemporary discourse about urban mobility. Consistent with its iconic role as an incubator of environmental, labor, civil rights, and peace movements, San Francisco offers a compelling example of how the debate over sustainable urban transportation may unfold both in the United States and globally.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Anatomy Of A Streetfight

Author : Paul Vunak
ISBN : 0865681872
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.66 MB
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From one of the world's foremost martial arts authorities comes a revolutionary book focusing solely on the attributes of streetfighting. Author Paul Vunak, head of Progressive Fighting Systems and a former trainer for the Navy S.E.A.L. team, takes you step-by-step through a variety of common streetfighting scenarios in the most complete guide to streetfighting ever offered. Using his extensive knowledge in a multitude of hard-core self-defense systems, Vunak shows what it takes to survive a streetfight in the 21st century. Among the attributes discussed in the book are awareness, precision, explosiveness, speed, strength and body mechanics. There also are sections on mass attacks, police, women and legal ramifications.
Category: Sports & Recreation

How To Street Fight

Author : Sam Fury
ISBN : 1484064526
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 72.98 MB
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Imagine the person on the cover is you and there is no other escape... Could you fight your way to safety? 2+ books in 1 makes How to Street Fight the only street fighting training book you will ever need! Contains all the information from; How to Win a Street Fight: Stand Up Fighting Techniques to Destroy Your Enemy by Sam Fury Ground Fighting Techniques to Destroy Your Enemy by Sam Fury And adds to it… Weaponry Multiple Opponents Strategic Guides Training Methods … and much more! (Look Inside and view the contents to see what else) All presented with easy to follow instructions accompanied with simple and clear pictures. Also includes exclusive access to bonus materials that cannot be found anywhere else; Target Charts Access to Instructional Videos Securing an Assailant Report Getting the Most from Your Mind Report Get your copy of How to Street Fight today and learn everything you need to dominate any opponent!
Category: Sports & Recreation

How To Win A Street Fight

Author : Sam Fury
ISBN : 1500272027
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 67.55 MB
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Note: How To Street Fight by Sam Fury contains all the information in this book plus a whole lot more! WARNING: The Information in This Book is NOT for Sport! Discover how to inflict maximum damage with minimal effort. Included inside; Powerful techniques and a straight forward strategic guide that will shatter your enemies How to put (and keep) anyone on the ground in under 3 seconds What to do if you're caught off guard How to achieve maximum power in all your strikes The best possible targets to aim for on the human body What to do when faced with multiple opponents Learn all the above and much more with step by step instructions combined with simple and clear pictures. Get your copy of How to Win a Street Fight: Stand up Fighting Techniques to Destroy Your Enemy today and be unstoppable in any street fight.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ortona Street Fight

Author : Mark Zuehlke
ISBN : 9781554693986
Genre : History
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Recounts how two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment fought--sometimes hand-to-hand--against German troops for the small Italian port of Ortona in December of 1943, one of the most notable battles ever waged by the Canadians.
Category: History

Street Fight In Naples

Author : Peter Robb
ISBN : 9781408818732
Genre : Travel
File Size : 57.92 MB
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Naples is always a shock, flaunting beauty and squalor like nowhere else. Naples is the only city in Europe whose ancient past still lives in its irrepressible people. Their ancestors came from all over the early Mediterranean to the wide bay and its islands, shadowed by a dormant volcano. Not all of them found what they were looking for, but they made a great and terribly human city. Peter Robb's Street Fight in Naples ranges across nearly three thousand years of Neapolitan life and art, from the first Greek landings in Italy to his own less auspicious arrival thirty-something years ago. In 1503 Naples became the Mediterranean capital of Spain's world empire and the base for the Christian struggle with Islam. It was a European metropolis matched only by Paris and Istanbul, an extraordinary concentration of military power, lavish consumption, poverty and desperation. As the occupying empire went into crisis, exhausted by its wars against Islamists in the Mediterranean and Protestants in the North, the people of Naples paid a dreadful price. Naples was where in 1606 the greatest painter of his age fled from Rome after a fatal street fight. Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio found in its teeming streets an image of the age's crisis, and released among the painters of Naples the energies of a great age in European art-until everything erupted in a revolt by the dispossessed, and the people of an occupied city brought Europe into the modern world.
Category: Travel

Gun Digest S Defensive Handgun After Action Street Fight Eshort

Author : David Fessenden
ISBN : 9781440234507
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 77.90 MB
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In this excerpt from Defensive Handgun Skills, David Fessenden gives range exercises to condition you for the follow up that happens on the street after a gun fight.
Category: Sports & Recreation