Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Election 2013

Mayor de Blasio, Inequality, and Reforming NYC’s Streets

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One of the most insightful questions of the 2013 campaign season came two weeks ago, when WNYC’s Brian Lehrer asked Bill de Blasio if he considered transportation policy “one of his tools to fight inequality.” De Blasio, who overwhelmed his opponents this election cycle by appealing to New Yorkers’ sense of economic fairness, gave this […]

De Blasio: “Transportation Determines Opportunity, Livability, Biz Climate”

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On WNYC this morning, Brian Lehrer posed the best transportation question of the 2013 mayoral campaign, asking Bill de Blasio, “Have you thought about transportation as one of your tools to fight inequality?” Here’s what the mayoral frontrunner said: Transportation determines opportunity, livability, business climate. For many people, the absence of affordable transportation, in outer-borough […]

“Vision Zero,” or Zero Vision? De Blasio Says “Jury’s Out” on Midtown Plazas

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Bill de Blasio, who adopted an aggressive street safety platform during the Democratic mayoral primary, reverted back to a livable streets skeptic at last night’s mayoral debate. The mayoral frontrunner claimed “the jury’s out” on the city’s popular Midtown pedestrian plazas, which among other benefits have led to dramatic reductions in pedestrian injuries. Republican candidate Joe […]

StreetsPAC Endorses in Four More City Council Races

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StreetsPAC announced general election endorsements in four City Council races today. StreetsPAC supports incumbent Jimmy Van Bramer for District 26 in Queens, which covers Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria, and Maspeth. “Jimmy Van Bramer has long been a champion for safe and complete streets,” says a StreetsPAC press release. “He has stood with victims’ […]