Janette Sadik-Khan in Action

Forbes profiles transportation commissioner extraordinaire Janette Sadik-Kahn, interviewed in the middle of the new public space on Broadway that she championed.

"A cyclist who often bikes to work from the Greenwich Village home she shares with her New York University law professor husband and 13-year-old son, Sadik-Khan has degrees from Occidental College and Columbia Law School. She says the mayor has given her free rein. "He gives his commissioners lots of authority," she says. "The one thing he tells you is 'Don't screw it up.'"

Sadik-Khan hasn't screwed up, but she has ruffled plenty of feathers."

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