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Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal, Bloomberg Associates

Janette Sadik-Khan was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007-2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, during which time New York City added nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and the first parking-protected bike paths in North America. Her department set in motion more than 60 plazas across the city. Sadik-Khan worked with the Metropolitan Transport Agency to launch New York City's first six rapid bus lines and oversaw hundreds of intersection and street redesigns that greatly reduced the city's traffic fatalities. She also oversaw the 2013 launch of Citi Bike, the nation's largest bike share system. Currently, Sadik-Khan advises mayors of cities around the world as a principal at Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic consultancy established by Michael Bloomberg to help cities around the world improve the quality of life of their citizens. She assists mayors and their teams in developing street redesigns in cities from Los Angeles to Mexico City to Rio and Athens. She is the author of \_Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution\_ (2016).