Looking for a bike-friendly mayoral candidate? We are too!
Mayor Antonio “Deep V” Villaraigosa is terming out of office – and that could spell the end for CicLAvia, an end to the aggressive bike lane plan implementation from the LADOT, and any hope of funding pro-bicycle and pro-pedestrian improvements instead of the same-old-same-old road paving and signal timing projects.
What would a bike friendly mayoral candidate stand for?
We went a little crazy on Twitter recently and generated a bunch of ideas. Read on for some things to ask the candidates as you attend public debates, interact with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or in person at campaign events:
#bikela friendly mayor would: work with local universities to convert as much traffic to bike and ped. trips as possible.
#bikela friendly mayor would: use economic development funds to underwrite cargo bike business loans.
#bikela friendly mayor would: commit to goal of zero ped. and bike deaths citywide, design roads accordingly.
#bikela friendly mayor would: get a pedicab licensing program rolling again.
#bikela friendly mayor would: open new bike parking corrals to boost local business.
#bikela friendly mayor would: create Copenhagen-style cycle tracks all over city.
Our friends at the Wolfpack Hustle had these suggestions:
commit to halting speed increases, create hit&run task force, commit to 6′ bike lanes, double LADOT implementation.
The LA County Bike Coalition drafted a candidate survey that is worth a look.
Who is running for mayor of LA in March of 2013 and what are their Twitter handles?
Eric Garcetti @ericgarcetti
Wendy Greuel @Wendy_Greuel
Jan Perry – @janperry
Kevin James @james4mayor
Emmanuel Pleitz @PleitzforLA