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San Jose City Council, Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 pm.

Please attend and give a one-minute public comment on SAP Arena's proposal for 20,000+ new car parking spaces. This is the big final decision on the Diridon Station Area Plan, and SAP is lobbying the council members hard for these extra 10,000 parking spaces that would ruin the area around San Jose's downtown train station if built.

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/06/06/sap-arena-pushes-parking-glut-at-san-jose-diridon-caltrain-station/
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Get Out and Bike Vote! No Voter Left Behind! More Miles!

News on the emerging Bike Vote:
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/06/02/san-jose-candidates-seek-bike-votes-in-tomorrows-primaries/

Susan Marsland Get Out and Vote Bike Ride:
Peets Coffee, Santana Row (near Olsen Dr), 8 am
https://www.facebook.com/events/325741207578409/
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Check out District 1 candidate Susan Marsland's speech - this was at her campaign Bike Party on Friday: http://youtu.be/T8UW1hO5PAM
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Dear Friends, it's extremely important that District 1 candidate Susan Marsland is elected to the San Jose City Council. Why?

Because on every single major issue, she is the best candidate. She has spent a lifetime working to solve problems for ordinary people. One of those problems is Safe Streets for Walking and Bicycling. Don't believe me? Read this:

http://www.iwalkibikeivote.org/district-1/

Susan Marsland is the only major candidate for District 1 City Council who is not beholden to special interests.

One of her opponents, Paul Fong, admitted to the Mercury News that he moved from Cupertino to buy an investment condo in San Jose only 6 months ago to run for City Council. He's in Labor's pocket. Meanwhile Charles Jones has gotten over $40,000 of Chamber of Commerce and Realtors SuperPAC money. He's in the Chamber of Commerce's pocket.

Susan Marsland is beholden to no one but the people and the kids.

She's even taught kids to safely walk and bike to school. We need to get thousands more kids walking and bicycling to school and Susan Marsland cares deeply about this and many other issues that are critical for running the City of San Jose in a way that actually responds to the needs of ordinary people.

Here is her campaign website: http://www.susangmarsland.com/

Please Do What You Can to help Susan get elected. What can you do?

VOTE on June 3 and if you can't vote for Susan (like me), PLEASE tell all of your friends because some of them will be able to vote for Susan. Thank You!
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San Jose Bike Party, June 20, 2014. 2,200 people riding bicycles!
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San Jose City Council, Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 pm.

Please attend and give a one-minute public comment on SAP Arena's proposal for 20,000+ new car parking spaces. This is the big final decision on the Diridon Station Area Plan, and SAP is lobbying the council members hard for these extra 10,000 parking spaces that would ruin the area around San Jose's downtown train station if built.

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/06/06/sap-arena-pushes-parking-glut-at-san-jose-diridon-caltrain-station/
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In today's Mercury News: Greenbelt Alliance describes more ways that the San Jose City Council could make the Diridon Station Area Plan even better on TUESDAY at 7 PM.

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_25912257/diridon-plan-san-jose-should-heed-recommendations-community
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Check out District 1 candidate Susan Marsland's speech - this was at her campaign Bike Party on Friday: http://youtu.be/T8UW1hO5PAM
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Dear Friends,

Please VOTE on TUESDAY, JUNE 3. It's fun to VOTE!
Walk or Ride Your Bicycle to Your Polling Station on TUESDAY!
You'll get More Miles walking or bicycling to the Ballot Box on TUESDAY!

As many of you already know, I am supporting the following candidates in San Jose's June 3 Primary Election:

Mayor - Sam Liccardo
District 1 - Susan Marsland
District 3 - Don Gagliardi
District 5 - No Endorsement
District 7 - Buu Thai
District 9 - Donald Rocha

These are all EXCELLENT candidates running for San Jose City Council on the critically important issues of safety for people walking and bicycling. If you can, please VOTE for them on TUESDAY, JUNE 3.

Kathy Sutherland, running for District 3, is another excellent candidate who is very much deserving of your vote on June 3. It was an agonizing decision for me to choose Don Gagliardi instead of her to support, but I believe that whenever there are important differences in the candidates' stated policies and goals, we should support the candidate with our VOTES who will actually be more effective in improving today's terrible safety conditions for walking and bicycling in San Jose.

My opinion, currently, is that Don Gagliardi for District 3 is that candidate.

This is not the same as the official endorsement made by I Walk I Bike I Vote (http://www.iwalkibikeivote.org/). This group, in which we've done our best to come to a consensus about who to support, as the community whose most active members walk and ride bicycles daily for both transportation and recreation in the South Bay, has agreed upon on a dual endorsement of both Kathy Sutherland and Don Gagliardi for District 3. They are both excellent choices to be considered for your VOTE on JUNE 3.

Long-time South Bay bicycle blogger Richard Masoner, who is more knowledegable than I on the candidates and their past records and accomplishments, agrees with most of my endorsements but not all of them and he has some important differences as to why.

If you're interested in Safe Streets for Everyone, I strongly recommend you check out Masoner's endorsements and consider them before you VOTE on June 3. http://www.cyclelicio.us/2014/san-jose-endorsements-2014/

Also, I Walk I Bike I Vote members Idrather Bebikin and SJ Rides, as well as some others who have been less vocal, have strong differences of opinion in regards to who to support on JUNE 3, for the office of Mayor in particular. Idrather is strongly in support of Dave Cortese and SJ Rides has stated many times that he believes Sam Liccardo is a poor choice for Mayor for a variety of reasons. They have been making important points about the candidates that VOTERS who care about Safe Streets for Everyone should consider, in my opinion.

In summary, Idrather feels that Dave Cortese will be more effective at making improvements for walking and bicycling as Mayor than Sam Liccardo for a wide variety of good reasons, including a greater ability to execute and go big with projects rather than making compromises, carefully designing and implementing projects that taking greater public input into account, and that Dave will stand up for everyone who walks and rides bicycles, especially lower-income people who are dependent on these modes of transportation.

SJ Rides has made excellent points regarding Sam Liccardo's proposed ban on sidewalk bicycling last year, which fortunately failed, and was recommended against by San Jose city staff and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), who proposed targeted enforcement of reckless bicyclists and "Please Walk Your Bike" stencils on sidewalks to remind people ride bicycles that it's more courteous and also safer to walk their bikes rather than ride them on downtown sidewalks. SJ Rides presented all the facts - every link to every public meeting that took place on the sidewalk bicycling ban last year and several articles in the media that covered it. He's posted them online during our endorsement discussion at https://www.facebook.com/groups/iwalkibikeivote/ and he believes that this public process clearly demonstrated that Mr Liccardo is not deserving of the VOTES of people who are concerned with Safe Streets for Everyone in San Jose.

Please consider these opinions as well before you VOTE on JUNE 3. A well-educated walking and bicycling electorate is a powerful one on November 4.

Do What You Can!
Educate Yourself!
Walk!
Bike!
and Vote!
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Dear Friends,

Please VOTE on TUESDAY, JUNE 3. It's fun to VOTE!
Walk or Ride Your Bicycle to Your Polling Station on TUESDAY!
You'll get More Miles walking or bicycling to the Ballot Box on TUESDAY!

As many of you already know, I am supporting the following candidates in San Jose's June 3 Primary Election:

Mayor - Sam Liccardo
District 1 - Susan Marsland
District 3 - Don Gagliardi
District 5 - No Endorsement
District 7 - Buu Thai
District 9 - Donald Rocha

These are all EXCELLENT candidates running for San Jose City Council on the critically important issues of safety for people walking and bicycling. If you can, please VOTE for them on TUESDAY, JUNE 3.

Kathy Sutherland, running for District 3, is another excellent candidate who is very much deserving of your vote on June 3. It was an agonizing decision for me to choose Don Gagliardi instead of her to support, but I believe that whenever there are important differences in the candidates' stated policies and goals, we should support the candidate with our VOTES who will actually be more effective in improving today's terrible safety conditions for walking and bicycling in San Jose.

My opinion, currently, is that Don Gagliardi for District 3 is that candidate.

This is not the same as the official endorsement made by I Walk I Bike I Vote (http://www.iwalkibikeivote.org/). This group, in which we've done our best to come to a consensus about who to support, as the community whose most active members walk and ride bicycles daily for both transportation and recreation in the South Bay, has agreed upon on a dual endorsement of both Kathy Sutherland and Don Gagliardi for District 3. They are both excellent choices to be considered for your VOTE on JUNE 3.

Long-time South Bay bicycle blogger Richard Masoner, who is more knowledegable than I on the candidates and their past records and accomplishments, agrees with most of my endorsements but not all of them and he has some important differences as to why. 

If you're interested in Safe Streets for Everyone, I strongly recommend you check out Masoner's endorsements and consider them before you VOTE on June 3: http://www.cyclelicio.us/2014/san-jose-endorsements-2014/

Also, I Walk I Bike I Vote members Idrather Bebikin and SJ Rides, as well as some others who have been less vocal, have strong differences of opinion in regards to who to support on JUNE 3, for the office of Mayor in particular. Idrather is strongly in support of Dave Cortese and SJ Rides has stated many times that he believes Sam Liccardo is a poor choice for Mayor for a variety of reasons. They have been making important points about the candidates that VOTERS who care about Safe Streets for Everyone should consider, in my opinion.

In summary, Idrather feels that Dave Cortese will be more effective at making improvements for walking and bicycling as Mayor than Sam Liccardo for a wide variety of good reasons, including a greater ability to execute and go big with projects rather than making compromises, carefully designing and implementing projects that taking greater public input into account, and that Dave will stand up for everyone who walks and rides bicycles, especially lower-income people who are dependent on these modes of transportation.

SJ Rides has made excellent points regarding Sam Liccardo's proposed ban on sidewalk bicycling last year, which fortunately failed, and was recommended against by San Jose city staff and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), who proposed targeted enforcement of reckless bicyclists and "Please Walk Your Bike" stencils on sidewalks to remind people ride bicycles that it's more courteous and also safer to walk their bikes rather than ride them on downtown sidewalks. SJ Rides presented all the facts - every link to every public meeting that took place on the sidewalk bicycling ban last year and several articles in the media that covered it. He's posted them online during our endorsement discussion at https://www.facebook.com/groups/iwalkibikeivote/ and he believes that this public process clearly demonstrated that Mr Liccardo is not deserving of the VOTES of people who are concerned with Safe Streets for Everyone in San Jose.

Please consider these opinions as well before you VOTE on JUNE 3. A well-educated walking and bicycling electorate is a powerful one on November 4.

Do What You Can!
Educate Yourself!
Walk!
Bike!
and VOTE!
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Andrew is a volunteer bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate working to improve conditions for walking and biking in the San Francisco mid-Peninsula region.

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  • Royal Institute of Technology
    Sustainable Energy Engineering, 2003 - 2005
  • Northern Arizona University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1997 - 2003
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