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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

This Woman Built 400 Miles of Bike Lanes in New York City @bicyclingmag

Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan sits at a table in the Times Square pedestrian plaza she helped create.
FORMER NYC DOT COMMISSIONER JANETTE SADIK-KHAN SITS AT A TABLE IN THE TIMES SQUARE PEDESTRIAN PLAZA SHE HELPED 
From 2007 to 2013, Janette Sadik-Khan oversaw a dramatic transformation of New York City’s Department of Transportation organized with bikes in mind. She turned part of Times Square into a pedestrian oasis (one of 60 similar street plazas throughout the city); installed more than 35 miles of protected bike lanes (accounting for over a third of the protected lane miles installed nationwide between 2008 and 2013); and oversaw the introduction of the wildly successful CitiBike bikesharing program (43 million miles pedaled and counting), in the process becoming an internationally recognized transportation expert.
Now a principal with Bloomberg Associates, Sadik-Khan assists cities worldwide with their own transportation programs. Bikes often play prominently in these consulting sessions; her thoughts on improving bike infrastructure have culminated in her book StreetFight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, which comes out in March.

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