For June elections, your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is considering endorsements for two races: Mayor and District 8 Supervisor.
Now that we’ve received completed questionnaires from every candidate, we are ready to share responses and open up for member polling so that our members can weigh in on our endorsements process.
Founded in 1971, our organization has weighed in on local races since 2000. We know how much political leadership matters in our city, and, if we care about mobility and affordability of all San Franciscans, we need leaders who will prioritize transportation and bike-friendly policies.
For these reasons, we are proud that every single mayoral candidate supports the year-round extension of Healthy Saturdays opening up JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park exclusively to people walking and biking. All eight candidates support protected bike lanes on the Embarcadero and on Market Street. All but one candidate supported Vision Zero.
Where we saw the widest difference of opinion was around congestion pricing, a policy we believe that San Francisco should explore further as we seek a more sustainable future. We also offered the opportunity for candidates to share their thoughts on a variety of issues, from Uber and Lyft to combating the epidemic of bike theft. Click here to read all candidate questionnaires.
For the three candidates vying for the seat of District 8 Supervisor, we were pleased to see strong support for protected bike lanes on Valencia Street as well as the expansion of bike share. There was also shared desire to see a pilot on Valencia Street for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft in order to eliminate double-parking in bike lanes.
Member polling will be open until Friday, March 16 at 11:59 pm. Afterwards, our member-elected board of directors will review the results before approving our endorsements. We hope to share the final slate of endorsed candidates and ballot measures in early April.