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Beyond the Motor City

Are you interested in the past and future of transportation in America and how it relates to Buffalo? Well you may be interested in attending a screening of the PBS film, Beyond the Motor City, on Tuesday June 1, 2010. This screening, to be held at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, is part of a multi-city screening tour with the film this spring: The Blueprint America Screening Tour.

The film’s issues may be familiar to you: it’s an exploration of how America’s historic decisions to invest in highways and automotive infrastructure has come, in many cities — and particularly in Detroit — at the expense of safe walking and biking, sustainable development and socially equitable communities. While focusing on the hard lessons learned in Detroit, the film also offers the hope that America’s cities are now uniquely poised to shine a spotlight on — and to offer sustainable and cutting-edge solutions to — our nation’s transportation obstacles.

June 1, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
Presented by the Northeast-Midwest Institute and Green Options Buffalo
The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Court, Buffalo, NY 14216
For more information: Justin Booth, (716) 851-4052
Congressman Brian Higgins and Director Aaron Woolf in attendance!

Congressman Brian Higgins will give opening remarks and director Aaron Woolf will be in attendance after the film to answer questions along with a panel of local experts.

More information about Beyond the Motor City and the Blueprint America Screening Tour visit click here.

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