Safe Streets for Everyone. We believe that everyone should be able to walk and ride a bike to their everyday destinations safely and comfortably. A record 28 people were killed in car crashes on San Jose streets in 2013 while walking or bicycling, and hundreds more were injured. Our goal is to educate and elect representatives who will invest in infrastructure and implement education and enforcement programs that make walking and bicycling safer.
November 4, 2014 Endorsements – To Be Determined
Our June 3 Questions. The following seven questions were sent to all 30 candidates for San Jose Mayor and City Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Based on their answers, the above six candidates were chosen for our endorsement.
- Do you walk regularly? Where do you walk?
- Do you ride a bicycle regularly? Where do you bike?
- If elected, what would you do to reduce the number of fatalities (28 in 2013) and serious injuries suffered by people walking and bicycling in San Jose?
- Do you support Vision Zero legislation (similar to that adopted this year by New York and San Francisco) to establish a goal for San Jose to eliminate pedestrian and bicyclist traffic-related fatalities by 2025?
- How can San Jose generate the funds to construct truly Complete Streets that are safe and accessible for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users of all ages and abilities?
- Do you support investing in extensions of San Jose’s many disconnected walking and bicycling trails (Guadalupe River Trail, Los Gatos Creek Trail, Highway 87 Trail, Coyote Creek Trail) to connect them with each other to form a practical network of trails?
- Do you believe that converting general travel lanes into buffered bike lanes (like on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and Hedding streets) is an effective way to reduce vehicle speeds and collisions, and do you support converting more travel lanes into buffered bike lanes?
Which City Council District do you live in? – San Jose City Council Districts Map