Has anyone heard of any bicycle-related issue discussed in the Providence Mayor’s campaign? I have not, nor have even heard anything about any transportation issue, not even pothole problems or what to do with Mayor Ciccilline’s Metro Area Transit study that called for significant improvements in the area’s public transportation system, even a streetcar line. But I have heard nothing about any of this on blogs, at the Uncaucus event, or in the papers. For example the March 18 Providence American gave a whole page to candidate statements, and none of those responding (Tavares, Lombardi, Costantino) made any mention of any transportation issue.
But maybe I just missed it.
With potholes, street sweeping, share-the-road signing, traffic enforcement, commuter incentives, train station conditions, redesign of the old I-195 corridor, and bike parking being some of the issues of possible interest to the bike community, should we be making an effort to put such issues on the campaign radar? If so, how?