It is with great pleasure that I announce the official launch of StreetsPAC, a political action committee dedicated to electing public officials who are committed to improving the safety, mobility and livability of one of New York City’s greatest assets: our streets.
Via the official website:
Founded by a team of the city’s most committed advocates, StreetsPAC supports candidates who demonstrate unwavering devotion to the expansion of traffic-calming infrastructure such as neighborhood slow zones, pedestrian plazas, and bike lanes; increased and improved transit access for all New Yorkers; more thorough crash investigations; and better enforcement of traffic laws.
StreetsPAC is registered with the New York State Board of Elections and the New York City Campaign Finance Board.
The Wall Street Journal’s Ted Mann has more: (Subscription required.)
A group of activists who favor the city’s recent investments in bike lanes, pedestrian-only street plazas and other urban elements that don’t cater to cars have a plan for ensuring the movement continues: a political-action committee.
The group will announce the launch of StreetsPAC on Thursday, and has already secured about $30,000 in pledges from supporters, organizers said.
(Full text at the StreetsPAC website.)
I’m honored to be on the board of StreetsPAC, which has worked tirelessly to get to this day. Please like us on Facebook, follow StreetsPAC on Twitter and, if you’re so inclined, donate to carry the cause of safe, livable streets into the future.