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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Janette Sadik-Khan: Work Fast to Change the Status Quo @nextcityorg

Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says a nimble, tactical-urbanism-style approach was key to her success. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
Last week, former New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke to a packed house of enthusiastic urbanists in Seattle as part of a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) speaker series on the future of city transportation. Sadik-Khan is something of a celebrity in the alt transportation world for her role in implementing major positive changes to New York City streets under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Introducing her to the crowd, SDOT Director Scott Kubly said, “It’s not an overstatement to say she changed how the entire country thinks about transportation.”

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