When asking around, I heard these three candidates are some potential good bike-friendly options:
Let's use this thread to discuss, bring in articles, quotations, and proof of bike-savviness. Cool?
Saw this in the Tribune today:
Not a ton of detail and this is all that was said about bikes:
"Candidates had broad divisions on bike lanes. Ford said they should not be a priority. “That’s the last thing we should do,” he said.
Preckwinkle, by contrast, pledged at least 100 miles of new bikeways. Mendoza also wants to expand bike lanes and bike share. Daley said he supported expansion of protected bike lanes, but said that the city needed to account for existing traffic and make sure it can keep cyclists safe."
@BikeLaneUprise has been contacting candidates and is posting their replies here:
Active Trans has posted the candidates responses to their transportation questionnaire:
Thanks for sharing this JeffB.
I appreciate that this also includes responses from Aldermanic candidates.
Lightfoot is NOT nor has been a member of City Council.
That's a pretty broad paintbrush you're wielding, keto. Furthermore, as I read it, she served as Interim First Deputy of the Chicago Department of Procurement Services and was in the post for less than a year.
With a field of 14 and no one polling over 20 percent, yeah, a run-off was always guaranteed. Given how tight the polls' margins are (for what they are worth), I would be quite surprised if we know the top two vote-getters by this evening.
Bill Daley's proximity to the Chicago way goes far deeper than just his father and brother, Richard J. and Richard M., the former mayors of Chicago. Then there's his brother John, Cook County Commissioner. His nephew, Patrick Daley Thompson, the current 11th Ward Alderman. And then there is his son, William Daley, Jr., a registered lobbyist at City Hall in his capacity as an executive at Morgan Stanley.
"It's Time To Unite!"
Here are candidates' responses to Streetsblog's transportation questionnaire:
On July 30, Mendoza was riding her bike on Austin Avenue with her husband and 4-year-old son when "all of a sudden this huge truck just plowed through the red light" at Gunnison Street "like he didn't even see it," Mendoza said.
A few blocks later, the comptroller and her family rolled up to Higgins Avenue to find that the same driver — who appeared "under the influence of something" — had launched his Ford Super Duty into a line of three cars, leaving one woman with a "gash" on her arm, Mendoza said.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, "Say 'Cheese!" I loved this when it first hit the news back in 2017, and I have long been a fan of Susanna Mendoza's style. But not this time. She's not what Chicago needs.