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StreetsPAC Endorses Vanessa

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StreetsPAC today announced its second round of candidate endorsements for New York City’s September primary election, giving its enthusiastic backing to State Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson, who’s running for an open Council seat in the Bronx. 

“The four candidates we’re endorsing today have all made big strides in embracing safe- and complete-streets policies,” said Dave “Paco” Abraham, a co-founder of StreetsPAC.  “They share our belief that New York City’s public spaces should be safe and vibrant.  We look forward to working closely with them on their campaigns, and after they’re elected, to make our streets more livable.”

“As with our first endorsees, this is a diverse group of candidates who represent very different neighborhoods, from the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan to the farthest reaches of Eastern Queens,” said StreetsPAC co-founder Doug Gordon.  “But they’re united by a common desire to pursue policies that will save their constituents’ lives, like the implementation of Neighborhood Slow Zones.” 

Vanessa Gibson, Council District 16, Bronx (Open Seat) – Gibson was elected to the NY State Assembly in 2009, and was a fierce proponent of the successful effort in Albany this year to bring speed cameras to NYC.  She also supports a host of district-wide safety measures, such as countdown clocks, speed bumps, and increased enforcement in both residential and commercial areas.  She sees Slow Zones as a way to reduce speeding and believes new public plazas will enhance neighborhood connectivity.  She'll also be working to make the new Webster Avenue Select Bus Service a success and is very excited about the re-opening of the High Bridge bike and pedestrian connection to Upper Manhattan.

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