Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week the return and expansion of the Summer Streets program along with more than 1,500 free events taking place throughout New York City this summer.
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The NYC Bridge Centennial Commission held a Queensboro Bridge celebration featuring a car-free parade of people, bands, old cars, and, of course, speakers reminiscing about 1909.
Today, NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan was one of them, leading a commuter ride from Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza to City Hall. Along the way there was a brief stop on the Brooklyn Bridge for a Transportation Alternatives Bike Breakfast and then a press conference at City Hall to meet up with Councilmember David Yassky, co-sponsor of the Bicycle Access Bill (Intro 871) and is anticipating its passage later this year.
Our interview with NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan translated into Spanish (with subtitles).
In our exclusive Streetfilms interview, Janette Sadik-Khan talks with Executive Director, Mark Gorton, about some of the highlights her department has achieved in a very short period of time.
The NYC DOT along with Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Google and Transportation Alternatives have sponsored a CITYRACKS design competition. The designs of the ten finalists were installed at Aster Place and at the museum. The winner will be announced on October 24th.
Feeling remarkably similar to Bogota's Ciclovia, the New York City Department of Transportation held its first Summer Streets event on Saturday by opening 7 miles of city streets to pedestrians and bike traffic only. From 7 AM to 1 PM, roads were car-free from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge along Park Avenue. It was splendiferous.
Olaf Eliasson's "New York City Waterfalls" is installed along the East River in Lower Manhattan until mid-October. The fastest and most fun way to see all four waterfalls is by bike. Janette Sadik-Khan lead a "Bike The Falls" ride with New York City cycling advocates along the marked route.
Press conference announcing Summer Streets 2008, with Mayor Bloomberg, Lance Armstrong, David Byrne, Janette Sadik-Khan and Scott Stringer and we've included wonderful quottage from them all.
City Commissioners & Transportation Alternatives kick off bike month with ride down the 9th Avenue's protected bike lane.