BikeTexas endorses the following propositions and candidates on the ballot this November.
We endorse these propositions and bonds:
Hays County Parks and Open Space Bond: this bond will help the Violet Crown Trail, increase park space, and help preserve the aquifer.
Pflugerville Prop B: this ambitious bond election will fund expansion of parks and trails in Pflugerville.
Austin Prop A: this bond funds a visionary transit plan that is long overdue in Austin. The small tax increase will be offset by lower transportation expenses for those who choose not to drive, and reduced congestion for those who must drive.
Austin Prop B: this ambitious plan for active transportation will fully fund the bicycle and pedestrian network and realize the dream of an all ages and abilities transportation network in Austin. The associated tax increase will provide space for everyone to walk or bike in their neighborhoods, to school, or for other transportation reasons. The pandemic has shown us how critical outdoor public space is–this bond will make these visions a reality.
We endorse these candidates for Austin City Council:
District 2: BikeTexas endorses David Chincanchan. David grew up in District 2, was very effective on Pio Renteria’s city council staff, and understands how to get things done. He is likely to be an effective advocate for active transportation.
District 4: BikeTexas endorses incumbent Greg Casar. Greg is one of the best for active transportation on a city council that is overall very good on our issues. He has offered support and leadership to multiple bond referendums that have provided funding for active transportation.
District 7: BikeTexas endorses incumbent Leslie Pool. Leslie is very responsive to her constituents and has supported improving Shoal Creek Blvd for biking and walking. She has also supported bond referendums for active transportation.
BikeTexas opposes the following proposition:
San Antonio Prop B: We do not endorse this proposition in San Antonio that will redirect funding away from parks and trails. The city’s trails plan has been extremely effective in making San Antonio one of the leading Texas cities for trails. San Antonio has had a great vision for trails and a great way of paying for it, but this proposition is a pivot away from that. This proposition calls for funding other worthy causes, but those causes can be funded without hurting parks and trails.
Please remember to VOTE on November 3! Find more info about the election here.