2011 Mayor Questionnaire
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The America’s Cup series of regattas will be bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors and locals to San Francisco's waterfront during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Due to the large numbers of people attending, excellent bicycling conditions to and through the event area will be essential for the events' success as a transportation practicality. Will you work to ensure that bicycle access and bicycle parking are given high priority in America's Cup planning and investment?
Tony Hall: Yes.
Dennis Herrera : Yes, I will work hard to ensure adequate bicycle access and parking in the planning process.
Emil Lawrence: I am a veteran of the United State Navy. I think boats and bikes do mix well.
Ed Lee: As you know, my administration is developing and implementing important transportation and cityscape improvements to coincide with our city’s hosting of the America’s Cup and related events. Our Transportation Plan, which I announced earlier this year, commits to support for increased bicycle access and bike parking for use during the event and after the event, and is an important part of our plan to create an even stronger bike culture in our City.
Wilma Pang: It is absolutely necessary to ensure better bike access and parking for bikes.
Joanna Rees: Yes.
Phil Ting: Yes – If elected Mayor, it will be a priority for me to incentivize visitors and residents to take bicycles rather than cars, and improve the ease with which individuals can do so, including improving bicycle parking and access, is a meaningful step toward that end.
Leland Yee: Yes.
Cesar Ascarrunz: Yes, I will ensure that bicycle parking is ensured at the Americas Cup.
John Avalos: Yes. As Mayor I will ensure that the America’s Cup is prepared for large-scale bike parking. The America’s Cup event would also be an excellent opportunity to launch a citywide bike-sharing program; we could use funds from America’s Cup to pay for it, knowing that the influx of tourists to our city would guarantee its success. With adequate revenue and proper publicizing, it would be the perfect chance to springboard a permanent bike-sharing program.
Terry Baum: Yes.
David Chiu: As a lead sponsor of the America’s Cup, absolutely yes. There is no better way to move thousands of America’s Cup spectators and participants than by bicycle, especially along the waterfront. Bicycling is the most cost-effective and least impactful way to move people around. For this event, the City needs to discourage private vehicular traffic and prioritize public transit and bicycling.
Paul Currier: Yes. I believe we need to look at limiting access to Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Public Transit, with awareness that people will still use cars, but we can and should work toward making the event not “automobile focused” as the access program.
The waterfront is one of San Francisco’s most popular bike routes, especially with tourists. It will be critical that all transportation needs, along essential routes to and from the Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf, and along the Embarcadero are met with a full web of increased transportation.
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