Profile: Dan Garodnick


Dan Garodnick, Council District 4, Manhattan

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side, Yorkville, StuyTown/Peter Cooper Village


Focus On (article): "We are putting the pieces in place to create a continuous greenway along the East River between 38th and 60th Streets. That will easily be the best place to visit by bike in my neighborhood." Read more

What caught our attention from Dan's questionnaire/interview:
"We need to ensure that our roadway design encourages a safe experience for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, and that our police officers are enforcing against reckless behavior."

StreetsPAC's Endorsement Announcement:
Councilmember 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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