Join Us Today at City Hall to Rally for Citi Bike and Tonight for a Carlos Menchaca Fundraiser!

Rally to Expand Citi Bike Citywide, Today at 11 a.m. at City Hall!

Today at 11:00 a.m., we'll be on the steps of City Hall with New York City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, other members of the City Council, the Citi Bike for All Coalition and other advocates to rally for the expansion of Citi Bike to all five boroughs. And we hope you'll be there with us!

citibikecityhall.jpgCiti Bike's parent company, Motivate, has developed a plan to increase the number of bikes in the system from 12,000 to 18,000, which would allow for expansion to all five boroughs and additional bikes in the existing service area in order to improve access. The expansion plan would also include new technologies to further improve the system. And it would all happen at no additional cost to taxpayers (the city failed to include funding for Citi Bike expansion in the 2017-2018 budget, despite support for public funding from the City Council).

In just four years, New Yorkers have taken more than 43 million rides on Citi Bikes, including 14 million trips in 2016 alone. It's become an important cog in New York City's public transportation system, especially in providing a last-mile connection to other transit modes. The proposed expansion would potentially expand Citi Bike to the Bronx and Staten Island, and make Citi Bike accessible to hundreds of thousands of additional New Yorkers.

Please join us today at 11 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to voice your support for expanding Citi Bike!

Please Join StreetsPAC for a Fundraiser for City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Tonight at 6:30 p.m.!

Tonight, we're teaming up with Doug Gordon, aka Brooklyn Spoke, to host a fundraiser for City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, who is running for reelection later this year.

CarlosStreetsPoll.jpgCarlos represents District 38 in Brooklyn, and holds the distinction of being one of the very first candidates StreetsPAC endorsed in 2013. He's been a terrific champion for safe-streets policies from his very first day in the City Council, and has a stellar voting record on progressive transportation issues.

Here are the details:

Carlos Menchaca Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 21
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
309 2nd Street #1B
Brooklyn, NY 11215

This fundraiser is intended to be accessible to as many people as possible, with a minimum requested contribution of just $25. If you've never attended a political fundraiser, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet, especially if you might not have the resources to otherwise get involved. Of course, we urge you to give more if you can, and any amount up to $175 will be matched $6-to-$1 by the NYC Campaign Finance Program.

Please join us tonight! There's a public Facebook event page here at which you can RSVP, and please feel free to share the link with friends.

Photo credits: NYC Progressive Caucus, StreetsPAC

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