He will oversee the biggest shake-up of New York City streets in decades as car-clogged arteries are permanently turned over for walking, cycling and outdoor dining.

He faces the task of building more bus and bike lanes, including long-awaited bike paths on two crossings over the East River, the Brooklyn and Queensboro Bridges, amid a citywide surge of new cyclists during the pandemic.

He will also have to deliver on the promises made by Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat who is in his final year, to create “bike boulevards” in every borough and carve out more public space in neighborhoods hard-hit by the outbreak.

And Hank Gutman, the city’s new transportation commissioner, has just 11 months before the next mayoral administration takes over.

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