Anyone in the room here today, at the glossy Times Center in Times Square, has been affected by the imagination and tenacity of Janette Sadik-Khan. It was her vision that created the much-loved pedestrian zones on Broadway and the cool new CitiBikes. In 2008, when Sadik-Khan took the job as New York's traffic commissioner, she saw how hard it was for a pedestrian to cross many lanes of vehicle traffic to move through Times Square -- and yet hundreds of thousands of people were trying to each day.
Act fast, start cheap, reimagine your city: Notes & quotes from TEDCity2.0 (afternoon)
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