With primaries for all New York City elected offices coming up in just a few months, advocates have a message for the candidates: The ability to get around without owning a car is what underpins economic opportunity in NYC, and it's up to local elected officials to deliver better conditions for transit, biking, and walking.
Next Tuesday, February 14, Harlem voters will choose a City Council member to replace Inez Dickens in what's expected to be a very low turnout election. To get a sense of where the candidates stand on streets and transit issues that council members can influence the most, earlier this week we sent three questions to all the campaigns.
Laws and institutions are systemically biased against people who live in cities.
Last night had the makings of a historic election for transit. Voters in cities as varied as Raleigh, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles turned out to support ballot measures to dramatically expand bus and rail service. But the election of Donald Trump and the retention of GOP majorities in both houses of Congress cast a pall of uncertainty over transit agencies […]