Streetfilm: City Officials Talk Up Bike Month

In contrast — or, conceivably, as a complement — to the L.A. Times portrait of city cycling, here’s a Streetfilm from Elizabeth Press, shot yesterday at Transportation Alternatives’ Bike Month NYC kick-off.

At a press conference held in the new 14th Street plaza, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan talks about present and future street-level improvements, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe sums up progress on greenways, and Health & Mental Hygiene Assistant Commish Jane Beddell promotes biking as part of the solution to the city’s obesity problem. TA’s Paul Steely White then gives a quick run-down of some of the 200+ Bike Month events.

  • Gargamel Tralfaz

    That there is alot of Commissioners on bikes. Well done.

  • momos

    It’s just amazing how far NYC gov’t has come. I’m with Gargamet: how awesome is it to see so many commissioners on bikes?!

    The 14th St Plaza looks amazing, and the traffic calming around Gansevoort Plaza is totally revolutionary in Bush era America. These street changes are manifestations of a reording of transportation priorities in which SUVs are put in last place.

    If we can sustain this level of change for another 10 years we’ll put Melbourne to shame!

    Go JSK!!

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