One of the most remarkable sights in New York City these days is the transformation of Broadway in the Times Square district from a traffic-jammed artery to a car-free zone, where pedestrians reign. I touched on this briefly in my last post — in how movable chairs are one key element in this changeover.
One of the advocates behind New York City’s growing embrace of pedestrian and bicycle-oriented policies is Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Listen to her in the following two short video clips. In the first she talks about the changes to Broadway, and how they can serve as a model for New York’s other boroughs. In the second video, she responds to questioners in Los Angeles about how to shape city transportation policies.