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Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.

Vision Zero becomes the law

In line with Vision Zero, the recent city initiative to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths, on June 23 Mr. de Blasio signed 11 new traffic bills into law which are designed to tighten traffic enforcement and traffic data collection efforts.

A potential “6 ½ Avenue” might become pedestrians’ saving grace

A proposal by the Department of Transportation would save some New Yorkers from their daily dose of brazen jaywalking along the arcade path, dubbed “6 ½ Ave,” and increase the public’s awareness of this pedestrian-only route.