For this November’s elections, your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is considering endorsements in three races: District Attorney, District 5 Supervisor, and Mayor.
One month ago, we shared questionnaires with all of the candidates to learn how they plan to address some of the biggest transportation challenges and opportunities in San Francisco. We also held our first ever candidate forum for the District 5 race. Read the questionnaires and watch the video of the candidate forum here.
Now, it’s time for our members to weigh in. This is a critical step in our endorsements process; after member polling closes on Friday, August 16 at 11:59 pm PST, our 15-person member-elected board will use this member feedback to finalize the SF Bicycle Coalition’s slate of endorsements at the end of August.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has weighed in on local races for nearly 20 years. Just as we work tirelessly to hold our elected officials accountable every day, we have also driven our 10,000-plus members to elect leaders who will prioritize bike-friendly policies and support the changes we need.
Every candidate for District 5 Supervisor and District Attorney completed a questionnaire, which shows that street safety and transportation are top issues in this November election. Given District 5 is one of the city’s more bike-friendly districts, we are pleased that all four candidates ride a bike, but candidates differ on their support for bike share and policies like congestion pricing. Conversely, all four District Attorney candidates answered in the affirmative for our Yes/No questions, which includes support for car-free space in Golden Gate Park to classifying Uber and Lyft drivers are employees rather than contractors.
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