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Janette Sadik Khan

Safe Streets & Transit-Oriented Density is Destiny

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.21.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What do Fig Jam, the so-called Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (NII) and Janette Sadik Khan's new book Streetfight have to do with one another? More...


Joel Epstein | Posted 03.08.2017 | New York
Joel Epstein

Streetfight is an inspiring read. The sort of book that should be read by every officeholder wondering how they will advance their agenda in the rough and tumble world of contemporary urban politics.

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Let's Build the Cities of the Future

Janette Sadik-Khan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Janette Sadik-Khan

NEW YORK -- The decisions we make for our streets today will lay the foundation for the future: we can build those cities that are truly worth bragging about, or we can build places you drive though on your way to someplace else.

Cars Don't Shop

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a lively conversation, the two transportation leaders spent the night riffing on how the streets and public spaces revolution happened in New York and elsewhere and what might be in store for Los Angeles on Reynolds' watch.

Not Your Parents' LADOT

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While I wish WUF events were held at more transit-friendly locations west of the 405, attendees are always assured a great presentation on a timely topic. Today's event with LADOT's General Manager Seleta Reynolds was no exception.

WATCH: How Much NYC Streets Changed Under Bloomberg

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Now that the Bloomberg era in New York is officially over, a new video takes a look back at how the city's streets have changed over the past 12 years...

NYC Street Lights To Be Replaced With Energy-Efficient LEDs

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.25.2013 | New York

Say goodbye to those "horror movie-kind" of street lights. New York City is in the process of converting 250,000 standard street light fixtures to ene...

Bike Backlash Quiets Down in New York and Elsewhere

Jay Walljasper | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York
Jay Walljasper

Pressure mounted on Bloomberg to sack Sadik-Khan and rip out the green lanes. Anthony Weiner, then a Queens Congressman and mayoral hopeful, told Bloomberg he would spend his first year as mayor attending "a bunch of ribbon cuttings tearing out your [expletive] bike lanes."

Lady Bird Johnson, Rachel Carson and Women Conservationists Honored at the National Audubon Society Luncheon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Our environment is as much on the minds of those who remember the pioneering efforts of Lady Bird Johnson in making the natural resources of America a...

NYC Bike Share Equipment Damaged By Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.15.2012 | New York

New York City's dreams of a hosting a bike-share program to rival those in DC and Boston appear to have been sidelined, once again. Hurricane Sandy...

Traffic Deaths In New York City On The Rise

Posted 09.26.2012 | New York

According to new data produced by the Mayor's Management Report, traffic fatalities in New York City have risen 23 percent over the course of roughly ...

Midtown Traffic To Become Less Awful Thanks To Cameras, Sensors

Posted 06.06.2012 | New York

Drive through Midtown recently? No? We haven't either. BECAUSE IT'S MIDTOWN: Where buses move slower than tricycles. A new report from the Departm...

LOOK: Citibank Paying For NYC's New Bike Share Program

Posted 05.08.2012 | New York

The city's upcoming bike share program received a big corporate boost from sponsor Citigroup, which Mayor Bloomberg announced on Monday has agreed to ...

Matt Sledge

New York Officials Announce Plan To Rein In Chinatown Buses | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

Proposed legislation would regulate the cheap, intercity buses that lawmakers said have caused curbside bedlam in some areas of the city -- especially...

Marjorie Backman

Improvements Proposed To Pedestrian Corridor In Midtown | Marjorie Backman | Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Tourists dawdle along the sidewalks, office workers try to brush by and cars crawl through the streets. Sometimes it seems like Midtown Manhattan has ...

DOT Approves Plan To Make Dangerous Delancey Street Safer

Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

Thanks to the city's Department of Transportation, a new plan is in the works to improve the busy intersections of Delancey Street into a more safe ar...

Bloomberg Says Traffic Fatalities At Record Lows

Posted 12.30.2011 | New York

After announcing the city's crime rate was down in 2011, Mayor Bloomberg has more good news to close out the year! At a press conference held on Thurs...

NYC's Secret Weapon To Keep Pedestrians Safe: Haikus

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

Using money from drunk driver fines, the NYC Department of Transportation has created 144 special new street signs featuring colorful artwork and safe...

Bloomberg To Bestow City With 1,000 New Fancy Benches

Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

New Yorkers, rejoice! The Department of Transportation announced plans to install 1,000 new benches designed by the renowned industrial designer, Igna...

City Introduces Audible Pedestrian Signs

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

The city debuted the installation of audible pedestrian signals at 25 intersections throughout the city on Wednesday. The new system will aid pedestri...

From Brooklyn To Manhattan, New Bike Sharing Program To Launch

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

New York's long awaited bike sharing program is set to launch summer of 2012, with a network comprising of an estimated 10,000 bikes and 600 stations ...

Battles Rage in the Streets of New York

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jay Walljasper

A controversy has erupted in the streets of New York. At issue are the streets themselves--and whether vehicles should share them with pedestrians and bikes.

A Meritless Lawsuit Against the Bike Lanes

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

New Yorkers siding with the bike lane opponents would do well to step back and look at how shortsighted they are being.

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

Change, like this diet I am on, is hard. But if you want to make over the city for the better, you need to break up the pavement sometimes and envision the possibilities.