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Sustainbility Movie: Taken for a Ride

Sustainbility Movie: Taken for a Ride In-Person

Join us for our sustainability themed movie series Monday, April 30 at 6pm in 305 Capen (inside Silverman Library). Taken for a Ride (1996, 55 min, documentary) Directed by CJim Klein. Open to everyone including students, faculty, and staff.

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Monday, April 30, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
305 Silverman Library
North Campus
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When given a choice in a free market, Americans chose to live in densely populated cities having streetcars over owning and driving cars. In order to survive and thrive, the automotive industry concluded the ability to choose must be taken away, ending the free market. This is the story of how the choice between streetcars and private automobiles was eliminated, resulting in neighborhood destroying highway infrastructure, urban sprawl, and segregation. The story of Buffalo's streetcars and light rail will be reviewed.

A brief introduction precedes the movie and a discussion after the movie will be led by Jim Gordon, chair of UB’s Professional Staff Alternative Transportation Subcommittee.

This movie is presented by University Libraries with co-sponsorship from UB’s Professional Staff Sustainable Living Committee and UB’s Sustainability office.

Parking is free in UB Student, Faculty, and Staff parking lots after 3:00pm
NFTA ride sharing routes #35 and #44 use Flint Circle stop

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