From the NY Observer:
The City Council appears to be trying to stand up to Janette Sadik-Khan, the Bloomberg administration’s relatively radical and innovative transportation commissioner who has rapidly closed down car lanes and replaced them with bike lanes and open space across the city.
Two separate bills that are slated to be heard before the Council’s Transportation Committee on Thursday would throw new layers of public review at the Department of Transportation, forcing it to come before the local community boards with detailed plans before it implements any pilot initiatives or other major projects.
Their sponsors say the bills, Int. 1063 and Int. 1077, are a direct reaction to the fast-moving policies at DOT under Ms. Sadik-Khan, as the Council members say they’ve felt burned due to a lack of a thorough community review before projects took effect.