2021 Cambridge City Council Election

Key election dates!

An assertive city council can do a lot to make biking safer in Cambridge. While the Cycling Safety Ordinance is now law, there is a lot more that needs to be done, and we need to move much more quickly. By electing an assertive city council who does not take no for an answer, we can move our city closer to rapid construction of its network of protected bike lanes.

For the upcoming Cambridge City Council election we asked candidates to sign onto our pledge:

I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes as mandated by the Cycling Safety Ordinance

I pledge to do everything in my power to ensure the successful implementation of the ordinance, including voting in the City Council, advocating in the public realm, and connecting stakeholders to ensure a positive outcome for all in our community. I will not vote for any proposal that weakens the ordinance or delays its timelines. 

Mass Ave is the most important street in Cambridge and needs protected bike lanes as soon as possible. I will not vote for any proposal that delays protected bike lanes on Mass Ave beyond the timeline of the rest of the ordinance. This should be done in a way that supports transit, improves pedestrian safety, protects the tree canopy, and enhances the business environment.

(i) = incumbent
Signed the 2021 Cambridge Bicycle Safety PledgeVote on the Cycling Safety Ordinance 
(Apr 2019)
Vote on the Cycling Safety Ordinance Timeline
(Oct 2020)
Dennis J. Carlone (i)Yes (link) (FB)YesYes
Alanna M. Mallon (i)Yes (link)YesYes
Marc C. McGovern (i)Yes (link) (FB)YesYes
Patricia M. Nolan (i)Yes (link) (T)N/AYes
Sumbul Siddiqui (i)Yes (link)YesYes
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler (i) Yes (link) (FB)N/A Yes
Quinton Y. Zondervan (i) Yes (link) (FB)YesYes
Burhan AzeemYes (link) (FB)N/A N/A
Dana BullisterYes (link) (T)N/A N/A
Robert EckstutYes (link) (T)N/A N/A
Tonia HicksYes (link) (FB) (I)N/A N/A
Theodora SkeadasYes (link) (FB)N/A N/A
Nicola A. WilliamsYes (link) (FB)N/A N/A
The remaining candidates either rejected the pledge, or did not sign it by our deadline.

See vote.cambridgecivic.com for candidate websites and contact information.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition asked candidates if they support the Cycling Safety Ordinance. You can read their responses to this, and other questions, here.

In addition to voting in the election on November 2, please sign up to receive action alerts and news about bicycle infrastructure in Cambridge. If you are interested in helping out with canvasing and/or phone-banking, email us at info@cambridgebikesafety.org. We also need your financial support so that we can reach cyclists throughout the city to get out the vote and elect councilors that support safe bike infrastructure for all ages and abilities.

Also, we have yard signs this year! Fill out this form to have one delivered to you (by bike, of course!)