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Thursday, September 09, 2004

San Francisco Examiner: Best for bikes

Supe candidates jockey for the two-wheel vote.
In a sign of the strength of bicycle advocates in setting city policy, 38 candidates in seven supervisor races are vying for support from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. And while incumbents are careful in making promises about controversial traffic-flow changes in their neighborhoods, the 4,000-member coalition is winning unequivocal support from many challengers for its proposals, including a city policy goal of 10 percent bike commutes by 2010, colored pavement for bike lanes, reduced vehicle traffic on Market Street, and a citywide approach to putting in new bike lanes.

With the upcoming Victorian council elctions in November, this news article from San Francisco illustrates the extend of what bike advocates can do when lobbying candidates at a local level.