DOT: Bergtraum to CUNY, Primeggia to Copenhagen

Department of Transportation First Deputy Commissioner Judith Bergtraum, a top aide to former commissioner Iris Weinshall, is leaving DOT for a job at the City University of New York where Weinshall is now a vice chancellor.

As first reported by the Daily News’ Elizabeth Benjamin, DOT commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan just returned from a quick trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, the world city that is really setting the standard for urban bike infrastructure and public space design (36% of commuters travel by bike.) There she met with Jan Gehl, one of the world’s foremost experts on progressive urban design. Deputy Commissioner for Traffic Operations Michael Primeggia joined her as well as Planning commissioner and William Holly Whyte acolyte, Amanda Burden.

  • nobody

    Hopefully Ms. Burden will take note that Copenhagen lacks Atlantic Yards, Frank Gehry monstrosities, Yankee Stadium parking lagoons and other anti-urban, anti-human, developer-enriching projects.

  • jmc

    i think it’s great that burden went along… the department of city planning needs to be involved to really get pedestrianizing or cycle-friendly projects rolling.

  • Boogiedown

    Don´t expect much from Burden…she has been behind the recent whitewashing of Bob Moses. She´s a wolf in sheep´s clothing, nothing more. Sorry!

  • moocow

    Do the posts on SB keep reading more and more like that sadistic April Fools Day entry?

    Is it a dream? The DOT Commish went to Copenhagen?

  • Danny

    It does have that Twilight Zone quality.

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