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What is the future of transportation in Seattle? Guest Speaker Jason Roberts Wednesday 6/10 @ 6-8pm

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

Wednesday, June 10 from 6-8pm

Featured Guest Speaker: Jason Roberts
Moderator: Joshua McNichols, KUOW
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street
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Jason Roberts (courtesy Lavin Agency)

Jason Roberts (courtesy Lavin Agency)

Jason Roberts is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, originator of the Better Block Project. In 2006, Jason formed the non-profit organization, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, to revive the Dallas streetcar system, and later spearheaded the city’s effort in garnering a $23 Million dollar TIGER stimulus grant from the FTA to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Jason organized a series of “Better Block” projects, taking depressed blocks with vacant properties in Southern Dallas and converting them into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating, and landscaping. The project has now become an international movement and has been featured in the New York Times, Dwell magazine, and on NPR. Roberts has spoken at TEDx Austin and Oklahoma and is the recipient of the Champions of Change award in Washington DC for work in Transportation Innovations.


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