Janette Sadik-Khan, head of New York City’s Dept. of Transportation, has a combination of gifts rare in a public official: she is conversant in the most sophisticated ideas in her field; and she knows how to get things done. Actually, that pair is rare in just about everybody. Thus equipped, she transformed our streetscape, introducing pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, bus rapid transit, and bike share, thereby improving the health and safety and – as important - increasing the happiness of New Yorkers. More than technical changes, she brought us a revolution in thought: that the streets are not just conduits to move cars; they’re public space to be used for the benefit of all.
- PERSON: Jane Jacobs
- PLACE: Times Square Pedestrian Plaza
- THING: Citi Bike
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.