Category: Endorsements/Questionnaires

Posted on: September 7, 2018 Posted by: Mana Monzavi Comments: 0

2018 District 4 County Supervisor Endorsement

We are far past seeking consensus solutions.” — Nathan Fletcher

Nathan FletcherIn 2012, Nathan Fletcher released a bicycle plan as part of his campaign for Mayor of San Diego. It was a clear moment signaling bicycling has become part of the local political discussion. The competing candidates were forced to follow his lead and address active transportation. In the past 6 years, San Diego has created many plans for safer streets. However, we need more leadership like the kind Fletcher can provide to implement plans on our streets.

In 2018, Fletcher’s leadership will be needed. As Fletcher highlighted in his answers to the our BikeSD questionnaire, recent state legislation, AB805, has given San Diego the opportunity to break free from of its autocentric past. County Supervisors hold important board seats on Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).  Any potential ballot measure by either of this agencies need to support active transportation. Nathan’s consistent support for bicycles would be a welcome voice for change on those boards. As a reminder, Fletcher is running to replace the primary architect of the Hillcrest Gap in the Uptown bikeway. BikeSD agrees with Fletcher that San Diego is “past seeking consensus solutions“ in implementing plans for safe streets.  

Bike San Diego proudly endorses Nathan Fletcher for District 4 County Supervisors. Please visit his website, volunteer and donate to support his campaign. 

Posted on: February 15, 2018 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 1

Endorsement for County Supervisor District 4

Bike San Diego is encouraged to not only have full participation from all four Democratic candidates for County Supervisor District 4, but that each candidate supports our mission—providing world class bicycle infrastructure in San Diego. Please see links below for all of the candidate responses to Bike San Diego’s 2018 Election Endorsement Questionnaires.(BikeSD reach out to, but did not receive a completed questionnaire from Bonnie Dumanis.)

Nathan Fletcher Questionnaire

Ken Malbrough Questionnaire

Posted on: February 14, 2018 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

2018 County Supervisor District 4 Questionnaire: Omar Passons

Omar PassonsDo you have memorable experiences or memories while riding a bike?

Riding with friends and colleagues in both BikeSD’s Beachside Bike Ride immediately springs to mind! As does the time a group of friends and I rode from North Park down through Golden Hill and over to Liberty Station for Voice of San Diego’s Politifest. The “Politi-ride to Politifest” was a lot of fun. It also revealed that certain parts of our route – often neglected neighborhoods – get far less attention when it comes to traveling surfaces than others. The County has an important role here. Besides joining in specific community-building events, my bicycle is my primary mode of transportation (along with Lyft), so it’s rare that I don’t enjoy even small memorable experiences on a daily basis. It also reminds me of how much work we have left to do to make San Diego a truly world-class bicycling community. Recently I rode to a meeting in Mission Hills from North Park, and between the Georgia Street Bridge mess, as well as the woefully ill- repaired roads – and the cars who have a significant disregard for people not in cars – it was a pretty harrowing ride. On a more positive note, my campaign has made creating and sharing memorable experiences a part of our campaign, having organized bike rides in various communities to showcase our neighborhoods outside of a car. We did one last Saturday through North Park, Normal Heights and South Park, and it was a great way to experience the community.

SANDAG’s failed Measure A and its reform under AB805 have put transportation issues at the forefront of San Diego politics. What is your vision for transportation in San Diego County, and how does active transportation fit into it?

Posted on: February 14, 2018 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

2018 County Supervisor District 4 Questionnaire: Lori Saldaña

Do you have memorable experiences or memories while riding a bike?

Yes – Bikes have been a part of my life for commuting, exercise, and travel. We had “bike rodeos” in elementary school that taught students safe riding techniques and improved our skills. I have memorable moments that helped me appreciate both the benefits and the risks of bike riding, including:

Multimodal/Commuting: As a student at SDSU, I would carpool to campus, and transport a bike for the return trip. This included riding down Fairmont Avenue into Mission Valley, and catching a bus in Fashion Valley. Traffic was lighter compared then, but it was often hazardous: There were fewer dedicated bike lanes or other separations, which discouraged many other people from biking. I rarely saw other bike riders, and one day, as a school bus drove past, a student threw an object at me and knocked off my sunglasses, bruising my face.

Posted on: February 14, 2018 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

2018 County Supervisor District 4 Questionnaire: Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher

Do you have memorable experiences or memories while riding a bike?

Two experiences come to mind when I think of my most memorable moments on a bicycle. The first, teaching my two boys how to ride a bike, encouraging them to explore and live an active, environmentally conscious lifestyle. We frequently all head out on cycling adventures and really enjoy the family time on bikes! Another memorable experience for me is when I took part in the Iron Man competition. The grueling contest challenged my physical limits and showed me how to continue to push myself. I arrived at this goal after suffering a devastating injury while on active duty in the Marine Corps. Cycling was key to my recover and progressing from learning to walk again to finishing the Ironman was a great feat!

SANDAG’s failed Measure A and its reform under AB805 have put transportation issues at the forefront of San Diego politics. What is your vision for transportation in San Diego County, and how does active transportation fit into it?