Janette Sadik-Khan’s Profiles in Political Courage From the NYC Bike Boom

In case you haven’t seen it, don’t miss the keynote address from livable streets luminary and New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Golden Wheel Awards last week.

Following an intro from Ed Reiskin full of high praise, Sadik-Khan quipped that her next act would be “turning water into wine.” Then she explained how Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration took “the raw material of a city and forged it into a truly world-class cycling city.” And that might actually be cooler.

Did you know, by the way, that she was born in San Francisco? You can trace that brilliance back to our city.

Also check out the write-up from the Bay Guardian.

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