The Cambridge Municipal Election is on November 2, 2021, and the deadline to register to vote is October 13! 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 are asking 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.
As in 2019, we will prepare a voter guide showing which candidates signed on to our pledge.
In addition to voting in the election on November 2, please sign up to receive action alerts and news about bicycle infrastructure in Cambridge. With your help we can hold the city accountable to provide safe bike infrastructure for all ages and abilities. If you are interested in helping out with canvasing, email us at email@example.com.