EMBARQ (the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport) "gives a great overview of the change happening in New York. It includes comments from the city's trailblazing transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg" as well as Streetsblog's founding editor, Aaron Naparstek.
Mayor Bloomberg: "We have increased life expectancy by 1 year, 7 months due in part to reduced traffic fatalities".
Janette Sadik-Khan: "Once you realize that you can use your street to improve the quality of life, the economic and environmental health of your city, that is a transformative moment... You don't have to be a big city like NY to be able to make changes that matter".
Thanks to Grist