Know Your Transit Issues on Today’s Ballot
Photo by Takashi Hososhima
Heading to the polls today? We should hope so! There are three transit-related measures on today’s ballot. How did you vote on these?
Prop A: San Francisco Transportation and Road Improvement Bond. ballot text
StreetsblogSF on A: “A promising step toward building out the safe, reliable networks for transit, walking, and biking that San Franciscans need.”
San Francisco Chronicle on A: “If you ride Muni â€” a category that includes just about everyone â€” then the idea of better service should interest you. This measure would spend $500 million to dent a $10 billion-plus backlog of improvements. The bond measure has money for street repaving, repair yard upgrades, and more transit and bicycle lanes.”
Prop B: Adjusting Transportation Funding for Population Growth (ballot text)
Streetsblog SF on B: “If passed, Wienerâ€™s charter amendment would allocate an estimated $22 million to transportation in fiscal year 2015-2016, with 75 percent dedicated to Muni and the rest dedicated to bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements.”
San Francisco Chronicle on Prop B: “Ballot-box budgeting is generally a bad idea, and this one falls in that category. It directs $22 million per year to Muni based on population growth, but it doesnâ€™t specify a source of funding. ”
Prop L: Policy Regarding Transportation Priorities (ballot text)
Streetsblog SF on Prop L: “We may never know why Sean Parker decided to pour tens of thousands of dollars into Proposition L, a measure crafted and funded by Republicans who want to enshrine 20th-century car-centric policies in San Francisco. ”
San Francisco Chronicle on Prop L: “Frustrated motorists have a chance to vent their unhappiness with driving in San Francisco. But thatâ€™s about all this measure will do along with deepening the battle lines over using the cityâ€™s crowded streets.”
How did you vote today?