Profile: Rosie Mendez

rosie_mendez.jpgRosie Mendez, Council District 2

Neighborhoods: East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Murray Hill



Focus On (article): "I think that First and Second Avenue, which both have semi-protected bike lanes and Select Bus lanes, are model streets. I would like to see this implemented in other places, including Fifth Avenue." Read more

What caught our attention from Rosie's questionnaire/interview:
"I believe that any proposed street changes must engage Community Education Councils so that we can ensure that our children are safe."

StreetsPAC's Endorsement Announcement:
Councilmember 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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