Bike and Pedestrian Advocates Activate New PAC to Influence Elections

StreetPAC formally launched its efforts Thursday. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
StreetPAC formally launched its efforts Thursday. (Photo: Jill Colvin)

After more than 11 years of new bike lanes and public plazas, pedestrian advocates are getting nervous.

Few of the mayoral front-runners, they fear, have openly embraced the issues they care about: more traffic-calming speed bumps, neighborhood slow zones, plazas, bike lanes and more thorough crash investigations.

“I think a lot of the candidates have sort of danced around the question of complete streets and plazas and bike lanes and things like that,” said Park Slope community activist Eric McClure, one of the board members of the newly-registered political committee StreetsPAC,  which officially marked its launch Thursday with an event on the Flatiron Plaza.

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