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Transportation Experts Share Insights at Upcoming Forums

Do you care about urban planning, public space, and transportation?

The City of Seattle and KUOW are hosting a speaker series featuring four internationally renowned transportation leaders who’ll bring their expertise to talk about important transportation topics at “Where Are We Going? Seattle’s Transportation Future.” All four events are free! Please join us and RSVP at:

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From March to June, our featured guest speakers will discuss insights and lessons learned from other cities, and advances in technology to address the unique challenges and opportunities in planning for transportation. This series will provide an opportunity for residents to explore new concepts in transportation while also bringing new voices to the conversation.


March 25 at 6 p.m.

“Future of Transportation in Cities”

Guest Speaker: Gabe Klein of the Urban Land Institute, former Transportation commissioner in Washington, DC and Chicago

Moderator:  Cathy Duchamp, KUOW Public Radio

Seattle Central Library – 1000 Fourth Avenue


April 15 at 6 p.m.

“Changing Lanes:  Blueprints for a New Road Order”

Guest Speaker: Janette Sadik-Khan of Bloomberg Associates, former NYC Transportation commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg

Moderator:  Ross Reynolds, KUOW Public Radio

Great Hall at Town Hall – 1119 Eigth Avenue


May 6 at 6.p.m.

“Mobility as a Force for Health, Wealth and Happiness”

Guest Speaker: Gil Penalosa, CEO of 8-80 cities and former Parks commissioner of Bogotá, Columbia

Moderator:  Carolyn Adolph, KUOW Public Radio

Seattle Central Library – 1000 Fourth Avenue


June 10 at 6 p.m.

“Build a Better Block:  Rethinking Streets & Sidewalks as a Social Setting”

Guest Speaker: Jason Roberts of The Better Block

Moderator:  Joshua McNichols, KUOW Public Radio

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall – 321 Mercer Street


The series is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and 94.9 KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio. These forums coincide with the city’s recently announced Move Seattle Plan: