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!