Focus On Margaret Chin (Council District 1, Manhattan)

This is the latest installment in our spotlight series on StreetsPAC endorsed candidates. 

Councilmember Margaret Chin, District 1Margaret Chin, Council District 1, Manhattan

Chin has been fighting for safe and livable streets in Lower Manhattan.  She wants to work closely with Sam Schwartz to advance his Move NY equitable transportation formula, which would implement fair pricing throughout the city and support better transportation infrastructure.  She submitted an application to implement a Neighborhood Slow Zone in Battery Park City, and will fight for similar improvements on the Lower East Side.

 

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Focus On Vanessa L. Gibson (Council District 16, The Bronx)

This is the latest installment in our spotlight series on StreetsPAC endorsed candidates. 

vanessa_gibson.jpgVanessa Gibson, Council District 16, Bronx

Gibson was elected to the NY State Assembly in 2009, and was a fierce proponent of the successful effort in Albany this year to bring speed cameras to NYC.  She also supports a host of district-wide safety measures, such as countdown clocks, speed bumps, and increased enforcement in both residential and commercial areas.  She sees Slow Zones as a way to reduce speeding and believes new public plazas will enhance neighborhood connectivity.  She'll also be working to make the new Webster Avenue Select Bus Service a success and is very excited about the re-opening of the High Bridge bike and pedestrian connection to Upper Manhattan. 

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Focus On Carlos Menchaca (Council District 38, Brooklyn)

This is the latest installment in our spotlight series on StreetsPAC endorsed candidates. 

Menchaca, who spent several years working in the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, has most recently served as an aide to Council Speaker Christine Quinn. A regular bicycle commuter, Menchaca looks forward to working to extend the Brooklyn Greenway from Red Hook to Sunset Park, and to launching a community-led initiative to transform the space beneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway along Brooklyn’s Third Avenue.

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StreetsPAC Victories

 

2013 Primary: Congratulations to these StreetsPAC Candidates

 Bill de Blasio*, Mayoral Democratic Primary

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Remember to Vote StreetsPAC Candidates: Manhattan, Bronx, & Brooklyn

Tomorrow is Primary day!  Use our handy flyers to remind yourself of the StreetsPAC candidates running for Public Advocate, Manhattan Borough President, and City Council in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

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Remember to Vote StreetsPAC Queens Candidates

Tomorrow is Primary day!  Remember to vote for your StreetsPAC Candidates running for City Council in Queens.

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Focus On Dan Garodnick (Council District 4, Manhattan)

This is the latest installment in our spotlight series on StreetsPAC endorsed candidates. 

dan_garodnick.jpgCouncilmember Dan Garodnick helped bring complete streets to First and Second Avenues in Midtown, serves as point person in the New York City Council for the plan to fill the midtown gap in the East River Greenway, and is a staunch advocate for transportation upgrades as a necessary part of any Midtown East rezoning.  In a third term on the Council, he will support an extension of the bike-share program to his own district and especially to areas with limited public transit access.  He plans to evaluate Fifth and Sixth Avenues from a complete-streets perspective, to identify potential improvements in the pedestrian experience, transportation options and quality of life.

 

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Press for StreetsPAC's First-Ever Mayoral Endorsement

Following Tuesday's announcement of our endorsement of Bill de Blasio for mayor, StreetsPAC supports Bill as he campaigns in Brooklyn.

De Blasios. Brad Lander. StreetsPAC.jpgBill de Blasio, wife Chirlane, and Councilmember Brad Lander sport StreetsPAC T-shirts at yesterday's event.

Here's a round-up of press covering the endorsement:

Capital New York- Safe-streets advocacy group picks de Blasio over Quinn, with Thompson out of the running

 "The advent of StreetsPAC coincides with the rise of cycling and street safety as potent political issues."

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StreetsPAC Endorses Bill de Blasio for Mayor

No one has greater influence over the safety and design of New York City’s streets than its mayor.  During Mike Bloomberg’s tenure, and especially in the six years since he wisely appointed Janette Sadik-Khan to run the Department of Transportation, New York’s streets have undergone a transformation, making the city a safer and more pleasant place.  But much work remains to be done.

After careful consideration of the candidates’ records, position papers and public statements, review of their responses to our detailed questionnaire, and in-person interviews, we are endorsing Bill de Blasio for mayor in the New York City Democratic primary election.  Mr. de Blasio’s pledge to change leadership in the NYPD and crack down on dangerous driving, his embrace of the “Vision Zero” program to eliminate preventable traffic deaths, and his commitment to expand the city’s bike-lane network and bike-share system were among the key factors in our decision.

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Focus On: Rosie Mendez (Council District 2, Manhattan)

This is the latest installment in our spotlight series on StreetsPAC endorsed candidates. 

rosie_mendez.jpgCouncilmember Rosie Mendez has been a steady voice for livable streets in the City Council, voting for congestion pricing, backing the implementation of Select Bus Service on 1st and 2nd avenues, and supporting bike share across her district.  She’s called for better NYPD investigations of collisions that injure pedestrians, and provided funding to ensure the Baruch College pedestrian plaza had proper lighting.  Mendez supports the redesign of Fifth Avenue to include bus, bicycle, and pedestrian amenities, and plans to explore new bicycle and pedestrian prioritization on University Place.

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