Bicycling and bicycle infrastructure are a critical element of a functional San Francisco in the 21st century. You like to talk about how much you support bicycling, but you've been unwilling to provide funds to support your big talk. Currently bicycling is 0.46% of our transportation budget.
So we ask you, Mr. Mayor, as famous author Ken Kesey would say, are you "on the bike or off the bike?" Do you recognize the necessity of safe accessible bike infrastructure for our city's future? Or do you not get it? We urge you to commit the $500 million over the next 5 years for the bike infrastructure that's needed for San Francisco to reach it's goal of 20% of trips by bike by 2020, and for our great city to keep pace with the rest of the country.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution in 2010 that set the 20% by 2020 goal and three years later you haven't shown a shred of leadership on this critical issue. How can you say that you our city is "Transit First" with this level of funding? We urge you to prove to us that you're not all talk.
This petition closed almost 2 years ago
In the next 6 months, San Francisco's city leaders will be deciding the level of funding for our bicycle infrastructure over the next 5 years. This decision is critical to making San Francisco a...
In the next 6 months, San Francisco's city leaders will be deciding the level of funding for our bicycle infrastructure over the next 5 years. This decision is critical to making San Francisco a world-class 21st century city.
All we get from Mayor Lee are empty promises about funding for better bicycling and foot traffic in San Francisco. Mayor Lee has proven that he's "off the bike" - he just doesn't get it, and it's our job to make sure he wakes up and isn't the cause of our world-class city being left behind. Mayor Lee loves to trumpet the benefits of cycling but he seems to believe all that's needed is talk while cities like New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland are lapping San Francisco in bike infrastructure - simply because they have strong visionary leaders and we have Ed Lee.
San Francisco adopted a "Transit First" policy in 1973, identifying transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians as the city's top transportation priorities. It has been proven that the most cost-effective investment we can make in moving people is in bicycle infrastructure but San Francisco lags behind in funding.
Do you believe Mayor Lee should prove that he's "on the bike" by putting his money where his mouth is and actually investing in bicycle infrastructure, or are you okay with San Francisco being middle of the pack when it comes to cycling? Please sign the petition if you think that we should achieve the full $500 million System Build-Out on the bike plan and we'll deliver it to Mayor Lee at City Hall by bicycle this fall.