Jane Kim gets it done.
On Friday, May 26, 2017, Supervisor Jane Kim was flanked by over a dozen Fire Department officials and a handful of Tenderloin community leaders for a walkthrough of Turk Street.
The project was at an impasse; a couple months earlier, Supervisor Kim had joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in opposing an unprotected bike lane proposal, recognizing it as inadequate and not responding to the needs of Tenderloin residents. But the Fire Department and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency weren’t cooperating to move a protected bike lane design forward with urgency.
There were no cameras and no write-up about this walkthrough. There was no photo op. This was just the nuts and bolts of what it means to be an elected official, bring leadership to make projects happen and propel policies like Vision Zero forward. And this month, we saw those efforts pay off as we celebrated a ribbon-cutting for the new protected bike lane on Turk Street, connecting Market to Polk.
This is one of many examples of why the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to endorse Supervisor Jane Kim for mayor.
Supervisor Kim joined our Women Bike SF Coffee Club earlier this month for a hard-hitting, unscripted Q&A session. Our member Kristin Tieche helped film and produce a short video highlighting Supervisor Kim’s thoughts on biking, transit and safe streets.
With less than a month until the June 5 election, sign up today with Jane Kim’s campaign to elect a mayor who is policy-minded about transportation and has the passion for making San Francisco a world-class city for biking.