Between my experience as President of the Commission on the Environment, advocating for environmental justice with Brightline Defense, and regularly riding my bike in the City, I have always supported sustainable, transit first policies.

Last month, we announced our plan for a new Muni-linked BART station at 30th Street and Mission Street to be funded by impact fees from much-needed housing built on nearby parking lots.

Meanwhile, our opponent is pushing transit last ideas like a giant underground parking garage.

This morning, I announced that we are working with transit advocates on a plan to significantly boost biking and walking options citywide, including:

  • Create Bike Superhighways and increase safe cycling infrastructure throughout District 9 to work towards a citywide network of connected bikeways for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Fix the mess of double parking on Valencia Street that has led to unsafe conditions for people biking, walking, and driving.
  • Expand bicycle education and urban learn-to-ride programs, especially in low income communities and communities of color.
  • Ensure city departments prioritize and fast track safety improvements to achieve our City’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic deaths by 2024 and our goal of doubling the number of bike trips citywide.

Advocating for smart, progressive transportation solutions that will help everyone move around our city more conveniently, safely and affordably is why I am honored to have earned the support of longtime sustainable transportation leader, District 9 resident, and founder of the Vision Zero Network, Leah Shahum.

Today, I ask you to join Leah and our team.  We need leaders on the Board of Supervisors who will fight for sustainable transit policies not new parking garages that only encourage more congestion.

Thank you!

Joshua