Janette Sadik-Khan

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The CitiBike Program to Arrive Sometime in May

    Now that we have a map of stations and a confirmation from the Department of Transportation that absolute tourist mayhem won't break out, it looks like we finally are seeing this CitiBike program come into fruition with a definite arrival date. Janette Sadik-Khan, DOT commissioner, told reporters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Department of Transportation Hits Back At John Liu's Bike Share Criticism (UPDATE)

    Yesterday, the Voice brought you news that Comptroller John Liu vehemently slammed Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration and the Department of Transportation, claiming that City Hall had not done enough to promote safety with New York's forthcoming bike share program. "Recent studies have found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Bike Share Program Hitting Streets in July; Mike Bloomberg May Actually Ride One...Once

    The city will officially launch its bike share program in July -- and Mayor Bloomberg might actually give one a least once. But that's only so that if someone asks him how it is, he'll be able to respond. "I will certainly pay and ride one," the mayor told reporters this morning, standin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    City Unveils New Pothole Filling Machine; Mayor Watches as it Slowly Does the Job

    Outdoor press conference! Taking a break from his typical indoor news conferences, Mayor Mike Bloomberg today took advantage of the absurdly beautiful March weather outside to unveil a new pothole filling machine and to launch "road paving season," when the city resurfaces streets across the five ... More >>

  • News

    February 22, 2012

    Council Grills NYPD About Cycling Death

    The police department is called on the carpet for its dismissive approach to bike deaths

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    New York City Traffic Fatalities at 100-Year Low

    ​This week has brought a wave of PR-department-approved good news to New York City residents. We have less crime! We are healthier! We might just live...forever! And...we're better at driving and/or walking, apparently. Mayor Bloomberg along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Department of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    New York City to Get More Audible Crosswalk Signals, More Near-Sighted Drivers

    Today in street news, New York is getting more of those audible walk signs (their official name? "Accessible Pedestrian Signals") that make a clicking noise when it's O.K. for you to cross the street. This is to help elderly and sight-impaired New Yorkers (as well as, we're thinking, people who don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Most New Yorkers Like Bike Lanes, But Does Anyone Use Them?

    ​Despite some very bitter and ugly public battles, a majority of New Yorkers approve of bike lanes, according to a poll released this week. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 56 percent of city voters say bike lanes "are good because it's greener and healthier for people to ride." The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Fifth Avenue is All on the East Side, City Says

    via NYT/Marilynn K. Yee​Does everyone who has ever lived (or worked) in Manhattan have an East or West side bias? (We're East Side people, obviously.) As everyone knows, Fifth Avenue divides the two, but recently there was some debate about the specifics of the split area as you move north up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    NYC Bike Lanes Get Bloomberg PR Push

    ​New York City and the Bloomberg administration are deploying a secret weapon in the war over bike lanes, the New York Times reports today, in the form of some offense led by Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson. "We allowed the other side to frame this debate," Wolfson told the Times. "That's really t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Community Board Says 'Um, No' to DOT's Pop-Up Curb Cafés

    Department of Transportation​Well, so much for the Department of Transportation's utopian vision of gutter dining in Soho: last night, Community Board 2 voted to reject all but one of the pop-up cafés that the DOT had proposed for the neighborhood. The cafés, which would extend f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    New Pop-Up Cafés Invite Patrons to Eat in Traffic

    cziamandanis.wordpress.comWhets the appetite.​If you're the type who feels that sitting at a sidewalk café doesn't give you quite enough access to exhaust fumes and the specter of screeching tires, then Janette Sadik-Khan has got your back.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Paty's Taco Truck Fights Back

    Amy Zimmer/DNAinfo​When the going gets tough, the tough bring about a lawsuit. Patricia Monroy, owner of Paty's Taco Truck, has been battling the Upper East Side over the past year. Now, she is hoping to reclaim her income and the right to sell tacos in the neighborhood, where crotchety resid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Dumpster Pools Are Coming to Park Avenue!

    A rendering, via New York Times​Actual swimming pools are coming to Park Avenue! Hey, even if you don't consider a converted Dumpster filled with water a heavenly retreat in the heat, at least this will make for some good photo ops. For the first three Saturdays in August, Mayor Bloomberg is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    New York's Bike to Work Day Brings Out Cyclists, Smoothies, Good Vibes

    Andrew Hinderaker"Birdie," the GreeNYC bird (note bike helmet!), hangs in Times Square. ​Today is a very beautiful National Bike to Work Day here in New York City. Wiley Norvell, the communications director at Transportation Alternatives, which co-hosted nine pit stops throughout the city, int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Cycling Advocates Say Not So Fast with the Cycling Stats

    ​Recent reports stating that bike ridership has reached 200,000-plus daily cyclists in New York City (more than any other U.S. city) have now come under fire. Cycling advocates are protesting that biking is not nearly as popular as all that -- yet.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Erinn Phelan Gives Mike Bloomberg All the Reason He Needs to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths

    ​We all know how effective Mike Bloomberg can be when he focuses on a problem, and the weekend hit-and-run of mayor's office employee Erinn Phelan in Brooklyn has clearly moved him. Maybe it will be a wake-up call. One of the city's grand and underappreciated organizations, Transp ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2008

    Congestion Pricing Questions

    Who's skeptical about the mayor's traffic plan? The companies bidding to run it.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2007

    His Dream Deferred

    East Harlem man dares to build greenway. DOT commish dares to cork it.