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New York’s transportation chief is a latter-day Robin Hood

Posted in Models, Movements, Sustainable Cities by Rob Eales on January 10th, 2011

By Matt Seaton via The Guardian Bike Blog

Image by mrtruffle via flickr under this Creative Commons licence

Janette Sadik-Khan’s brilliant marketing of sustainable transport (dedicated bike lanes, cycle sharing, even pedestrianising Times Square) has transformed New York. Now for that congestion charge …

This is a great article about how the landscape for riding and walking in NYC has been transformed.  This has been done by presenting a business case argument but of course the benefits are manifold.  I liked the quote about how pedestrian’s are most economically valuable participants on the street and should be treated accordingly.

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