Tell the candidates running in your district to fill out the Vision Zero Coalition Candidate Questionnaire!

Let’s show them that safer streets matter to their constituents!

Four years ago we worked with a coalition of organizations to design and distribute the 2013 Mayoral Bike Questionnaire, which made transportation policy and biking key issues in the election. This year, in addition to the mayoral races in Boston and Somerville, we’ve expanded to engage with City Council candidates in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville.  We’ve seen time and time again that City Councilors who care about or are knowledgeable about the importance of bike infrastructure and transportation policy can help move us towards a better biking future for our cities.

Working with members of the Vision Zero Coalition, we put together a candidate questionnaire that asks important questions like:

How would you ensure fast-tracked implementation of a city-wide network of off-street paths and protected bike lanes on major thoroughfares and connecting streets that are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities?

How will you increase access to biking in every neighborhood equally?  What do you see as the major obstacles to ridership and how would you address them?

Email the candidates who are running to represent you, and let your local candidates know that their answers to these questions matter!

Copy and paste the text below into an email, and send them to the candidates running in your district (as well as at-large candidates). Please also CC the Bike Union:

Dear Candidate,

As a resident of (insert city and district if applicable), sustainable transportation and safer streets that encourage people to walk, bike and take public transportation are issues that I care about strongly. Your stance on these issues will affect how I vote in the next election. That is why I am asking you to please fill out the Vision Zero Coalition’s Candidate Questionnaire by next Tuesday, September 5th.

[OPTIONAL: Insert optional personal background or anecdote about where and why you ride, why this is important to you]

I need to know where you stand on these important issues and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill out the questionnaire.

Your Name

For a list of candidates running in your city and/or district and their email addresses, click the links below.

Boston candidates for Mayor and City Council

Cambridge candidates for City Council

Somerville candidates for Mayor and Board of Aldermen