Lynne Abraham chats with PlanPhilly about how bike lanes impact seniors, fixing L&I and more

 Lynne Abraham chats with staffers in her Center City campaign headquarters last week. (Tracie Van Auken/for NewsWorks)

Lynne Abraham chats with staffers in her Center City campaign headquarters last week. (Tracie Van Auken/for NewsWorks)

NinetyNine’s good friends over at PlanPhilly recently sat down with mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham to discuss an array of issues including “protected bike lanes and seniors; her vision for a strong mayoralty; her plans to end (or limit) abuse of councilmanic prerogative; the changes for rapid transit on Roosevelt Boulevard and how to fix L&I.”

Among the noteworthy quotes from that interview are:

— “L&I is, if anything, worse than the Department of Human Services. I’d love to be able to say ‘but human lives haven’t been lost,’ but human lives have been lost, because of their negligence, incompetence.”

— “If there is any candidate that promises that they’re going to fix the school system in their first four years, it’s absolutely untruthful and unworkable.”

— “I don’t know if I’d support a protected bike lane unless we can protect senior citizens. How do you make senior citizens aware that there is a bike lane when many of them don’t see particularly well or hear particularly well?”

— “The mayor can use her influence to tell the public and inform the public what’s happening. And to try to limit the extent of councilmanic privilege.”

PlanPhilly’s full interview with Abraham is available via this link, while an abbreviated version can be found here.

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