Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Alan Gerson

NYLCV Endorses Safe Streets Foe Alan Gerson for Re-Election

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The New York League of Conservation Voters came out with their slate of primary endorsements today. Streetsblog readers may be surprised to see that District 1 incumbent Alan Gerson is one of four City Council candidates in Manhattan to win the environmental group’s endorsement. Since last fall, Gerson has agitated against pedestrian and bike improvements, […]

Gerson on Grand Street Safety: Never Mind the Facts

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City Council member Alan Gerson didn’t have much new to say at his sidewalk protest of the Grand Street bike lane. But a handful of reporters and a few cyclists pressed him to defend the idea that projects designed to improve street safety should be subject to greater City Council review. Gerson’s assertion of "dangerous […]

City Council Bill Aims to Quiet Motorcycle Noise

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The City Council is considering a bill to keep excessively loud motorcycles from stopping, standing or parking on city streets. Relax guys, you can keep your jackets. Photo: SliceofNYC/Flickr Intro 416-A would require motorcycles in New York to be equipped with EPA-stamped exhaust systems — a federal mandate since 1983, but one that is rarely […]