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D10 Ezra A Johnson

Candidate: Ezra A Johnson
Position Running for: City Council, District 10
Website: http://www.ezra4sa.com/

Bicycle Questions

A. Will you as Mayor/Councilman implement the Bicycle Master Plan throughout the city/in your district?
Answer: Yes
Explanation:

B. Will you vote to remove a bicycle lane?
Answer: No
Explanation:   

C. Will you make it illegal to park a car in the bicycle lane?
Answer: Yes
Explanation:    

D. Will you make sure Broadway has a protected bicycle lane from Houston to Hildebrand?
Answer: Yes
Explanation:

E. Will you insist on new developments to include bike infrastructure such as a bicycle lane, mix used 10ft paths, and bicycle racks?
Answer: Yes
Explanation:   

F. Will you amend Sec. 19-286. Driving or parking on sidewalks prohibited, so people can ride their bicycles on the sidewalk?
Answer: No
Explanation:  I think it is difficult for bicyclists to safely share space with pedestrians on a standard four-foot-wide sidewalk.      

G. Do you support a city ordinance that prevents any further Development of park or green space lands for development of sports fields?
Answer: Yes
Explanation:  The city should be free, however, to develop public sports fields on city land outside of developed parks and greenspaces.

H. Will you either amend or repeal Sec. 22-28. Public parks hours of operation and curfew, so people can use the Howard W. Peak Greenway trails after dark?
Answer:  Yes
Explanation:   

VIA Questions 

I. Are you willing to look for more funding options to improve and expand VIA bus service?
Answer: Yes
Explanation:   

J. Will you support free bus rides for all residents of SA?
Answer: No
Explanation:  I’m not aware of any city that has completely free public transportation.  I support free/reduced fares for disadvantaged citizens.   

K. Are you willing to bring Light Rail to a vote?
Answer:  No
Explanation: I support implementing a bus rapid transit system rather than a light rail system. 

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