Watch the hustle-bustle streets of New York City evolve within the past decade with this recent video by Streetfilms.
The montage covers the transformation of Times Square, Herald Square, Madison Square, the Brooklyn waterfront and other areas from car-clotted headaches into pedestrian and biking havens. The changes reflect the initiatives of outgoing city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who held the post from 2007 to 2013.
Sadik-Khan championed pedestrian plazas, the city’s Select Bus Service, the expanding of bike lanes and the uber-controversial Citi Bike program.
“We have similarly high hopes for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he takes office, and look forward to what he and new NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg accomplish,” the video description reads. “We need more space for efficient modes, slower speed limits and traffic calming for our most vulnerable citizens.”
Trottenberg and de Blasio have spoken of expanding the Select Bus Service program and Vision Zero, a plan to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries, NY1 reported.