The Heroes and Villains of New York City 

Page 14 of 26


Janette Sadik-Khan
We sincerely hope that New York's most influential and radical traffic theorist since Robert Moses has as broad and lasting an influence on the city's livability as he did, no matter how many of her initiatives are in some way or another aimed at undoing his work. As the commissioner of an unusually proactive Department of Transportation, West Villager Sadik-Khan's street engineering experiments boast a recurring European motif that prioritizes buses, pedestrians and cyclists over cars, which we find wonderful, but many motorists, predictably, see as proof that she is at best a communist and more likely a traitor. We prefer to think of her as Henry David Thoreau on a bike.


Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Latest in Features

  • Higher Calling

    High Maintenance is a show about stoners. But as its creators, husband-and-wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, tell it, their show is more about maintaining than getting high.
    • Sep 24, 2014
  • Before There Was Flavortown

    Taste Talks panelist and culinary superstar Sarah Moulton on the early days of the Food Network, the future of food magazines, and her work with the Women’s Culinary Alliance.
    • Sep 10, 2014
  • Chef Recommendations

    "Definitely excited to sink my teeth into the Smoked Char Sui Long Island Eel."
    • Sep 10, 2014
  • More »

© 2014 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation