NY Safe Streets Advocates Mean Business

NY Safe Streets Advocates Mean Business

Aaron Naparstek (LF 2012) has joined a group of NYC activists to launch StreetsPAC, a political action committee dedicated to electing public officials committed to improving the safety, mobility and livability of the city’s streets.

Despite polls showing strong citizen support for traffic calming measures and bike lanes, politicians don’t tend to see voters who want safer streets as a constituency to be reckoned with. It’s the goal of StreetsPAC to change that. Board member Steve Vaccaro says, “We envision a city in which everyone is safe to use the streets, whether they’re on two feet, a bike, in a wheelchair, on a bus or in a car – and supporting candidates who share that goal is a logical next step in realizing that vision.”

Read what the Atlantic Cities, the Wall Street Journal and Bike Portland have to say about the initiative.

 Photo by Dmitry Gudkov

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