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Apr
24
2017

VOTE for At-Large City Council Members May 2

BicycLincoln asked candidates about their position on Complete Streets. Citizens for Quality Parks & Trails also sent out a questionnaire to which 5 of the 6 candidates responded. Complete Streets responses from Baird and McLaughlin Questionnaire Lincoln Journal Star’s Candidate Information Page

Apr
5
2017

City Council Candidates 2017: Leirion Gaylor Baird

Yes, I support Lincoln’s Complete Streets initiative. We always need to consider carefully the cost effectiveness of any projects, including Complete Streets, but I believe it is important to provide for more opportunities for walking, biking, and taking the bus in addition to providing great streets for cars. Not everybody can drive a car, but they still need to be able to get to jobs, school, doctors, and grocery stores. Plus, these alternative forms of […]

Mar
31
2017

City Council 2017 Candidates: Lou Braatz III

Do you support the Complete Streets initiative for Lincoln? If so, to what degree do you prioritize the development of Complete Streets and the improvement of Lincoln’s bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure? The City of Lincoln’s Complete Streets Initiative is one that I support. We can see that more residents are moving away from automobiles as their primary transport, so we should be planning for/ implementing the changes necessary to facilitate all travelers in our town. […]

Mar
31
2017

City Council 2017 Candidates: Deb Andrews

Do you support the Complete Streets initiative for Lincoln? If so, to what degree do you prioritize the development of Complete Streets and the improvement of Lincoln’s bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure? I think it is a great idea but should come after prioritizing Lincoln citizen services as described below. I have been advised there is not enough available funding for: StarTran to operate on Sundays or holidays Plowing residential areas when main streets are plowed Park […]

Mar
30
2017

City Council 2017 Candidates: Where do they stand on Complete Streets?

Because the Complete Streets initiative prioritizes multi-modal transportation it is generally considered an important step towards improving city infrastructure for bicycling and walking.  Consequently, on March 30, we posed a question to each of the candidates running for the three-at-large City Council positions. Do you support the Complete Streets initiative for Lincoln? If so, to what degree do you prioritize the development of Complete Streets and the improvement of Lincoln’s bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure? Candidates advancing to […]