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Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) from 2007 to 2013, where she implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability, and ensure a state of good repair on the city’s roads, bridges and ferries. At Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.


At NYC DOT, Janette oversaw a $2.8 billion budget, delivering transformative projects including the pedestrianization of Times Square and redesigning 2.3 miles of Broadway from Columbus Circle to Union Square. Other major initiatives involved the planning and launch of seven Select Bus Service routes and the nation’s largest bike-share program. During her tenure, she added nearly 400 miles of bicycle lanes and installed 60 plazas across the city. She also developed and published New York City’s first-ever “Street Design Manual” and “Street Works Manual,” defining new standards for creating more resilient and attractive streets.


Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, she was a Senior Vice President at Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international engineering firm. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Sadik-Khan is the chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization of 81 major North American cities and transit agencies, and is on the Board of Directors for both the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Regional Plan Association (RPA). She also sits on the Board of Trustees of Occidental College, from which she holds a B.A. in Political Science, in addition to a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. She is the author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.