It's not the New York City you remember. Check out this interview and tour with New York's Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan:
We'll probably all think: "Yeah, but Shreveport isn't New York." True. Some of what works there might not work here. But some things might work even better.
How about those protected bike lanes we see in the second half of the video? The parked cars are moved out away from the old curb to create a sheltered, inviting space for bicycles. Can you imagine that on Fairfield and Highland Avenues? On Marshal? Hmmm.