Today the Vision Zero Coalition questionnaire was made public.

Today the Vision Zero Coalition questionnaire was made public.

Can be found here: https://www.visionzerocoalition.org/2021_cambridge_election

Though many challengers and incumbents alike agree on most issues, there are 2 issues where I stand out. I want to use this post to explain my position – why I’m right – and why people should be more worried about these issues:

1. I am the lone candidate in opposition to additional surveillance by the city of Cambridge. That every other candidate is in support of more surveillance, more funding for the police state, and additional measures to infringe on us is terrifying. Implementing cameras to document every minor infraction bloats a needless police budget, is a regressive cost we all pay, and also serves to restrict freedom. It’s a loss across the board.

2. I am also the lone candidate who opposes a voucher system to address housing. Much like we see with charter schools and voucher programs, this is a highly neoliberal solution that has time and time again failed. Vouchers will raise the price for the median renter while still failing to accommodate those who are housing insecure or under-served.I am proud of my answers. I am proud that I am taking the lead on such monumental issues of our community – policing measures and addressing the housing crises.

Today I took the Cambridge Biking Safety Pledge.

Today I took the Cambridge Biking Safety Pledge.

I want everyone to know that 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 am overjoyed at being able to advocate for bikers, as I believe this will lead to a happier and healthier Cambridge!