Luncheon on October 26, 2010
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan addressed the group about the changes in traffic patterns along Broadway and showed a presentation highlighting the progression of design of the pedestrian plazas and bicycle lanes that have culminated in the present streetscape. The presentation was followed by a Q&A where the Commissioner fielded concerns and emphasised how studies have shown the changes to be successful and to have been responsible for a reduction in pedestrian and bike accidents.
Janette Sadik-Khan serves as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation since her appointment by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in April of 2007. She is responsible for 6,000 miles of streets and highways, nearly 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 streetlights and 12,000 signalized intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry, the nation’s busiest commuter ferry service carrying over 19 million passengers annually.