2016 Bart Board District 9 Candidate Bevan Dufty

Candidate Facts

B9BD 9IKnbCvv    Name: Bevan Dufty
   Campaign Website: bevandufty.com

Candidate Questionnaire

All official candidates were contacted and given the opportunity to answer our Candidate Questionnaire. Any candidate responses edited for length and clarity have been marked as such.

1. Do you ride a bicycle in the city?



2. Many Bay Area residents depend on being able to bring their bikes on transit, which gives more options for where you live, work, shop and more. Over the next four years, BART will be designing, testing and finalizing the new car designs. This gives a unique opportunity to improve bicycle access on BART. Do you support maintaining or increasing current space allocated for bikes on BART (currently two spaces per car)?


3. Many of BART’s stations in San Francisco are surrounded by streets on the city’s high-injury network, defined by the Department of Public Health as 12% of the city’s streets where 70% of severe and fatal traffic collisions occur. As BART Director, would you support significant bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements on streets surrounding BART stations to improve multimodal access?


4. Of the BART stations located in San Francisco in the district that you’re running for, name one station improvement you would prioritize as BART Director to improve bicycle, pedestrian and disability access.

Powell Street Station has the highest rate of acts of violence and crime. I will convene stakeholders to de-escalate violence and make this a safer, more inviting station and provide help to those who are living in the station with distress.

5. What are your key priorities in increasing BART access for all in order to improve multimodal connections for all communities and types of BART riders?

Prioritize developing in all of the unused space on downtown stations. Add bike parking, bike shops (maintenance) and shopping could make stations more profitable and pleasant to spend time in. And support the east and South Bay stations by alleviating parking and supporting biking.

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