Archive post: Talking to JANETTE SADIK-KHAN about NYC’s street revolution

A world-class city should have world-class streets © Gail Jennings http://www.mobilitymagazine.co.za

Since her appointment as transport commissioner four years ago, Janette Sadik-Khan has overseen a dramatic transformation of New York streets, to the point hta the city now has a third of the carbon footprint of the average city in the USA. She has facilitated the construction of more than 400km of bicycle lanes and the creation of multiple pedestrian plazas, and has taken hundreds of parking bays off the streets.

Innovative, courageous and comfortable with both notoriety and fame, she is an example of a rare city official who is a leader at the same time, unafraid to make decisions and take responsibility for their outcomes. She talked to MOBILITY Magazine about the role of paint, planters, and public seating in taking back Manhattan’s streets.

To read the full story, download the pdf document Talking to NYC Transport Commissioner – www.mobilitymagazine.co.za.

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