Don’t forget to vote in the Provo primary election on September 13, 2011 and the Provo general city council election on November 8, 2011. You can find election information on the Provo city website.
Next year, Provo will have four new city council members. Your vote for a bicycle-friendly candidate could mean more bicycle lanes, racks, and a better city for families that walk and ride their bikes.
We’ve asked the city council candidates for their views on bicycle infrastructure and safety in Provo. You can find their responses by clicking the links for each district. Don’t know what district you’re in? Find out by entering your address here.
Citywide Candidates (see all city-wide answers here)
- Yancee Hardy (http://yancehardy.com/) – “Bicycle infrastructure is a valuable and welcome addition to any community and I would argue that Provo has a far greater need for quality bicycle infrastructure than most cities given itâ€™s unique population.” See all of Mr. Hardy’s answers here…
- Gary Garrett (www.garygarrett.org) â€“ No response.
District 1 Candidates (see all district 1 answers here)
- Gary Winterton (www.garywinterton.com) – “I support bike travel in Provo and hope thatÂ people would be able to travel anywhere in ourÂ city safely on a bicycle.” See all of Mr. Winterton’s answers here…
- Bonnie Morrow (email@example.com) – “Our family has a blast riding around the Riverbottoms, through Riverwoods, and up Provo Canyon. Bicycling is one of our favorite family activities.” See all of Ms. Morrow’s answers here…
District 4 Candidates (see all district 4 answers here)
- Kay Van Buren (http://kayvanburen.com/) – “The vision for on street bike infrastructure must be focused on commuting routes. To work centers in our city, or education centers.” See all of Mr. Van Buren’s answers here…
- Â Jim Pettersson (www.jimpettersson.com) â€“ “As resources allow, I will be supportive of maintaining and developing the city’s bicycle infrastructure.”Â See all of Mr. Pettersson’s answers here…
- Howard Stone (www.howardstone.org) â€“ No response.
- Lindsay Wiblin (www.lindsaywiblin.com) â€“ “I think that the onus is on cyclists to be aware of the dangers that could come their way when travelling on roads designed mainly for motor vehicles.”Â See all of Wiblin’s answers here…
District 3 Candidates
- Hall Miller – No response.
- James E. Kallbacka – No response.
- Richard Wood – No response.
- Glen K. Thurston – Responded but did not answer questions.
photo credit: Iain Farrell
Really interesting…thx for putting this together for Provo!
IT’s crazy that so many people didn’t even bother to respond. Whats with that?
I’m in district 5!(I think…) What do I do? 🙂
Spencer, you’re off the hook for the primary tomorrow. But, we’re still counting on you for the city-wide general election in November., ;o)
Tom, not sure why we didn’t get some of those responses. I know everyone is pretty busy during election season….hopefully we’ll be able to hear from each of the candidates that make it through the primary. We’re hoping those responses will trickle in over the next week or so.