Lessons for Auckland from the streets of NYC

December 12, 2014

Videos, World Class Streets

Janette Sadik-Khan served as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. She oversaw a budget of more than $2 billion, managed 4700 employees, and was responsible for the operation and maintenance of 6300 miles of streets and highways, 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 street lights and 12,000 signalised intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry, the nation’s busiest commuter ferry service, which carries more than 22 million passengers a year.

In this talk, Janette shares her expertise on sustainable public transportation in New York City and the lessons that Auckland can learn. Janette has led many innovative projects, such as the creation of Broadway Boulevard, 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), as well as car-free summer streets, weekend pedestrian walks and the creation of more durable and attractive streets. She has received numerous international awards for her contribution to public service and transportation, including the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.

Click the link below to watch this video:

New York – A City for People

 

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Janette on a bike tour through the streets of Auckland.

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