Culver City has made big strides toward livable streets over the past few years. With leadership on the City Council from 2016 endorsee Meghan Sahli-Wells and “A”-rated Thomas Small, Culver City has worked to integrate bike travel into its evolving character as a transit-friendly community. The City recently added bike lanes that provide a needed connection to the Ballona Creek Bike Path, studied how to encourage and improve transit-oriented development, and is set to open a bike share system sometime in 2018.
With the departure of termed-out members creating two open City Council seats (out of a total of five) in 2018, the City has an opportunity to continue to become more bike-friendly under the right leadership. Bike The Vote L.A. believes candidates Daniel Lee and Alex Fisch are up to the task, and encourages all Culver City residents to cast their votes for these two visionary leaders.
Culver City’s 2018 election is on Tuesday, April 10th, with polling stations open from 7am to 8pm. Use this link for polling locations and voter information: http://www.culvercity.org/city-hall/election-information
Endorsement: Daniel Lee
In 2016, Bike The Vote L.A. awarded Daniel Lee an “A” grade, and he nearly succeeded in his City Council bid, missing out on the third and final seat by fewer than 250 votes. Judging by Lee’s response to our 2018 questionnaire, his understanding of what it takes to build a safe and sustainable transportation system has clearly improved over the last two years. We were particularly impressed with his enthusiastic support for Vision Zero, a bicycle network anchored by protected bike lanes, and Safe Routes to School programs.
Lee says he mainly gets around Culver City on foot, and we welcome his refreshing perspective on how to help people walk safely and with dignity. It’s rare to find a candidate with Lee’s knowledge of the technical details of building livable communities. Culver City will be well-served by his leadership and Bike The Vote L.A. is excited to endorse Daniel Lee for City Council.
Endorsement: Alex Fisch
As a steering committee member of Bike Culver City, Alex Fisch is no stranger to the livable streets community. His experience as a safe streets advocate and regular bike commuter shines through in his platform on transportation. An ardent supporter of Vision Zero, Fisch articulates a thoughtful, compelling vision of a transportation system centered on walkability and complemented by quality transit and a safe, comfortable bike network for people of all ages and abilities.
Fisch actively participated in Culver City’s recent Transit Oriented Development study, helping to shape the report’s pedestrian and bicycle safety recommendations. Fisch’s experience in listening and communicating to effectively build support is a critical skill that Culver City desperately needs as it works to make its streets safer and more livable for all residents, commuters, and stakeholders. Bike The Vote L.A. wholeheartedly endorses Alex Fisch for Culver City Council.