Ped, Bike, & Bus: Transforming NYC Streets

This 6-minute video looks at how New York City streets have changed after a mere three years of planning. Pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, and bus rapid transit are the major projects highlighted, and the improvements to economy, health, and happiness
October 13, 2010, 1pm PDT | Irvin Dawid
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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

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Published on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Grist
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