Janette Sadik-Khan

New York's streets? Not so mean any more

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TEDCity2.0
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In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.

Janette Sadik-Khan
/ City transportation expert

As commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation under the Bloomberg administration, Janette Sadik-Khan was responsible for the smooth running of a New York that hides in plain sight ... the streets, highways, bridges, signs and lights.  Full bio.

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