Election 2015

While Quincycles does not endorse any individual candidate for office, we are very much interested in hearing the candidates’ views on issues we care deeply about.  In order to understand where each candidate stands on issues of transportation especially with regard to bicycling and Complete Streets road design we asked each of the four mayoral candidates to respond to the following questions:

  1. What role do you see the Mayor’s Bicycle Commission playing in the administration if you are elected?
  2. As downtown Quincy is developed it will ideally be more of a destination for individuals and families living throughout the city and beyond. Quincy also has many popular historic and scenic spots to visit and enjoy. If you are elected, what will you do to ensure safe, alternative ways for people to move between the center and the scenic places that make Quincy such a great place to live?
  3. In your opinion, what are some of the ways Quincy can improve access to alternative modes of transportation to take residents beyond the city limits and into neighboring communities?
  4. Do you see transportation as a ‘city’ problem?  What other entities should be involved in decision making regarding our transportation issues?
  5. Does your vision for Quincy include developing Complete Streets for vulnerable road users as well as for automobile traffic?
  6. What part of the Complete Streets program do you feel would most contribute to economic development in our city?

All of the candidates took the time to respond and we thank them for that.  Below are links to their responses presented in alphabetical order. Please read them all and please vote September 24 — your vote makes a difference.

Doug Gutro Responds to Quincycles

Tom Koch Responds to Quincycles

Anne Mahoney Responds to Quincycles

Bill Phelan Responds to Quincycles