Bike the Vote 2013
Help Elect Bike-Friendly Candidates
This November, only one seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is up for election. As always, this election is an opportunity to ensure that we keep San Francisco rolling on its way to a better, more bike-friendly city.
The Board of Supervisors is very important in deciding funding priorities, and set city policies that promote biking, walking and transit. This election is very important — the members of the SF Bicycle Coalition have an opportunity to help shape the city for years to come.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is the largest local advocacy group in the city — our endorsement means a lot to candidates.
Once we've made our endorsements, we'll be asking our members to hit the streets, dropping literature, door knocking, and phone-banking to make sure our endorsed candidates get elected. So, check back here and the Biker Bulletin for events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to help build a better San Francisco.
District 4 Supervisor CandidatesThe SF Bicycle Coalition will make endorsements for candidates in the District 4 Board of Supervisors race. Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.(Check your Voter Registration status or register here!)
Candidates who responded to the questionnaire have a link to a page with their questionnaire response. Only candidates who responded to the questionnaire are eligible for endorsement. For each race, candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*). Click on any of the names below to read the candidate's full questionnaire:
No other race is more important than the Board of Supervisors' elections in November for the SF Bicycle Coalition's top issues -- including building a complete Citywide Bike Network, increasing the number of bike trips in the city, and increasing bike parking and access to transit. The outcome of this election will influence San Francisco's bike friendliness for years to come.
No decision-making group in San Francisco holds as much sway over bike issues -- from deciding on bike lane proposals to funding choices for bike projects -- as the 11-member Board of Supervisors. In order to have a bike-friendly majority on the Board of Supervisors, it is essential that the most bike-friendly candidate wins the race this year.
How Does The Process Work?
We've asked all of the declared candidates about where they stand on our issues by asking them to respond to our questionnaire. For those who responded, we've posted their questionnaires online to share with SF Bicycle Coalition members and the public. (We also encourage members to visit the candidates' own campaign websites -- which we've posted -- to learn about their positions on other issues.)
All current SF Bicycle Coalition members had the chance to review the candidates' questionnaire responses and to cast your votes for the SF Bicycle Coalition's endorsements in the elections. Only candidates who responded to the questionnaires are eligible for the endorsement.
Online member voting was open between Friday, August 23rd and Friday, September 6th. After that, the SF Bicycle Coalition Board will review the members' recommendations and made the final decisions on endorsements for the November race, announced in the Biker Bulletin.