Janette Sadik-Kahn Lecture now online

December 10, 2009 at 9:45 am 1 comment

Janette Sadik-Khan is a transportation superstar in North America. As New York City’s Transportation Commissioner, she helped introduce protected bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, sustainable street designs and, most dramatically, closed five blocks of Broadway in Times Square to vehicles — while improving traffic flow!

 In this video of her lecture last October 19, find out how she transformed New York and how that could affect us, our health, and our urban environments.

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  • 1. Mark  |  January 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

    What would be interesting to know is what level of independence a transportation commissioner has in the NYC governance structure. The speed with which she moved either implies some kind of accross the board political approval for a whole suite of initiatives, or a level of independent budget control and decision making not enjoyed by a typical Canadian municipal department head. Lots of senior officials share the ideas that Ms. Sadik-Khan acted on, but what was it about the institutional arrangments of NYC that made this kind of fast action possible?

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