Meet the man who coined the term “gridlock.” Join “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz for a free book talk and signing at Asphalt Green’s Battery Park City campus. Author of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, Schwartz is one of the leading transportation engineers in the United States, playing a big role in shaping streets of New York City. 


In his new book, Schwartz unpacks the complicated evolution of urban transportation in with a dazzling and affectionate history and inspiring off-road map to a more vibrant, active, and vigorous urban future.


“A readable and provocative book making the convincing claim that the best city is one in which people can move around easily.” —Kirkus Reviews


What: Book talk and signing with “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

Cost: Free; books may be purchased for $30 (not required)

How to register: RSVP online here

Location: Asphalt Green’s Battery Park City campus: 212 North End Avenue

Light snacks and wine will be served 


Brief bio:


Sam Schwartz is an expert in the areas of regional planning and development, urban design, and civil engineering. He is regarded as New York City's authority on issues of urban infrastructure, traffic safety, and transportation systems.


With over a quarter century of experience, Schwartz has served in many leadership positions and has successfully executed a wide range of urban infrastructure projects. He has won numerous awards, including Bridge Engineer of the Year, Transportation Engineer of the Year, the Sage Award from the American Engineering Alliance, Volvo Traffic Safety Award for his safety unit at New York City Department of Transportation, and he authored the Transportation Paper of the Year.


Mark your calendars! Schwartz’s witty sense of humor combined with his passion for transportation make for an event you don’t want to miss!