New York – A City for People

New York – A City for People

Janette shares her expertise on sustainable public transportation in New York City. Janette has led on many innovative projects such as the creation of Broadway Boulevard, installation of 60 plazas, the addition of more than 365 miles of on-street bike lanes and the creation of Citi Bike (which is North America's largest bike share system) car-free summer streets weekend pedestrian walks and creating more durable and attractive streets.

Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal at Bloomberg Associates, New York City

Janette Sadik-Khan served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) from 2007-2013, where she implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability, and ensure a state of good repair on the city’s roads, bridges and ferries. At Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.

At NYC DOT, Janette oversaw a $2.8 billion budget, delivering transformative projects including the pedestrianization of Times Square and redesigning 2.3 miles of Broadway from Columbus Circle to Union Square; the planning and launch of seven Select Bus Service routes; and the nation’s largest bike share program. She added nearly 400 miles of bicycle lanes and installed 60 plazas across the city. She also developed and published New York City’s first-ever Street Design Manual and Street Works Manual, defining new standards for creating more resilient and attractive streets.

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