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Former NYC Transportation Commissioner on how to make LA streets work for all

“Streetfight: Handbook For an Urban Revolution” by Janette Sadik-Khan (Viking, 2016)
“Streetfight: Handbook For an Urban Revolution” by Janette Sadik-Khan (Viking, 2016)
Viking 2016

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Angelenos are no strangers to transportation planning concepts like road diets, parklets, and protected bike lanes. They’re meant to make the streets friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists, but frequently leave drivers feeling like they are getting the short end of the deal.

Janette Sadik-Khan has seen it all, heard it all and was instrumental in transforming the streets of New York for today’s urban citizens. As former Transportation Commission for New York City, she closed Broadway to cars in Times Square, built nearly 400 miles of bike lanes, and installed over 50 plazas in the city. And she’s co-written the new book, “Street Fight,” as a primer of sorts for other cities to follow suit.

Larry speaks with Sadik-Khan to see what suggestions she has for Los Angeles.

Janette Sadik-Khan will be at the architectural firm Gensler in Downtown L.A. tonight at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her new book and other infrastructural and public works issues. Click here for more info.


Janette Sadik-Khan, former Transportation Commissioner for New York City (2007 to 2013) and co-author with Seth Solomonow of the new book, “Streetfight: Handbook For an Urban Revolution” (Viking, 2016)