Biking NYC's New Bike Lanes With Sadik-Khan

NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan gives a tour of the city's new bike lanes from the only logical vantage point - on a bike.

Critic Michael Kimmelman says bicycling New York City is not only efficient but an aesthetically pleasing way to see the city:

"Decades ago the architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown wrote about how we see cities differently at different speeds. Las Vegas was their example, and they wrote about driving versus walking (skipping over the bicycle). But the point stands. On a bike time bends. Space expands and contracts."

Kimmelman doesn't seem to talk to Sadik-Khan, instead enjoying the experience:

"Ms. Sadik-Khan led the way on her sturdy bike, steering us from 23rd Street down Ninth Avenue using one of the new protected bike lanes."

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