Show #307 – August 5, 2016
Guests: Former NYC Tranportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan; Soigneur Shelly Verses
This week’s show is exceptionally satisfying to me!
From the persistence-pays-off-department of journalism, I am delighted to be able to tell you that former Transportation Commissioner Janet Sadik-Khan is my guest this week. Appointed by Mayor Bloomburg in 2007, Janette spent 6 years, 7 months, and 18 days in the position. (I learned that from her new book, Street Fight – Handbook for an Urban Revolution.)
Janette was the force behind what some might call the transformation of NYC’s surface transportation – from bike lanes to major street scapes. Her book details much of the work she was able to accomplish over those 6+ years as well as offer practical ideas into transforming cities – large and small – into livable communities for all.
She was delightful, forthcoming, and interesting! It was worth the wait!
After the break and some news, we head on out to Santa Barbara, CA to speak with Shelley Verses.
Shelley was the first US female soigneour and has some amazing stories about the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. I’m really glad she is writing a book, because the short time we had was filled with her giggly enthusiasm and excitement for the riders she came to know during the days of the 7-Eleven Team and her experiences at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed my two guests this week.