Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Bike Style

NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan shares her BikeStyle.

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City: New York City, New York

Occupation: NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner

What is your BikeStyle?

Sporty NY Chic.

What are your favorite clothes to bike in?

When on the job (which is most of the time) a dress with bike shorts.

Where are we most likely to spot your bike?

Either on the Hudson River Greenway or in the West Village.

What do you like most about riding?

Getting around the city fast, people watching and discovering new places.

What is your dream bike for everyday cycling?

I love my Specialized Globe.

What did you eat for breakfast?

Fage yogurt with honey.

What song is most played onyour iPod?

“Kaputt” by Destroyer and “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye are both in heavy rotation on my iPod. But not while I’m biking.

Basket or panniers?

I carry my bag on my back during the week and use a basket on weekends.


  • Jym Dyer

    • Looks like a new Nutcase helmet there. She used to have a candy apple red one that matched my bike. Guess I should repaint my bike …

    I read in the _New_York_Times_ that she wears “a rubber band — often blue, saved from a bushel of green onions bought at a farmer’s market — around one pant leg.” That’s my kind of BikeStyle!

  • Momentum Mag

    Hello Sarah. The bag is a Moss Saddlebag in canvas by United Pedal. unitedpedal.com

  • Sarah

    I love Janette’s handlebar bag! The article doesn’t say where it’s sourced, does anyone know?

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