What Makes a Transportation Commish ‘Radical’?

"’Radical’ compared to what? London and Paris, among other great cities, are way in front of New York City when it comes to reclaiming street space for pedestrians, public space, buses and bicyclists. People flock to live here, and raise families here, precisely because they do not have to drive everywhere. Commissioner Sadik-Khan should be applauded for finally letting New York be New York instead of trying to make it a Houston or Atlanta. It’s nice to see NYC government aspire to be a world leader instead of laggard." ["Bloomberg’s Street Fighter"]

What Makes a Transportation Commish ‘Radical’?