Vision Zero ATX is a grassroots community organization that believes all road users in Austin should be safe from death or serious injury. Members of Vision Zero ATX and other advocates for traffic safety and safe mobility options developed a series of questions to ask Austin-area candidates on the November 2016 ballot, to help inform voters of the positions and knowledge of each candidate regarding these topics. Candidates who responded to the questionnaire are listed alphabetically by surname. The few candidates not listed here did not respond to our requests for their positions on these traffic safety and safe mobility issues. Note that Vision Zero ATX does not endorse political candidates.
Austin City Council – find your district
District 2: Wesley Faulkner, Delia Garza
District 4: Greg Casar, Louis Herrin III
District 6: Jimmy Flannigan
District 7: Natalie Gauldin, Leslie Pool
District 10: Alison Alter, Sheri Gallo
Proposition 1: 2016 Mobility Bond – City of Austin voters have a proposition on the ballot to approve or reject a $720 million bond to be used for funding transportation engineering projects across the city. This would fund the reconstruction or redesign of major transportation corridors, regional road projects, parts of the sidewalk and bicycle master plans, the urban trails program, infrastructure funds for the Safe Routes to Schools program, and infrastructure funds for the Vision Zero program. Vision Zero ATX is neutral on the bond – learn more here.
Other guides to local candidates
- Austin Music People voter guide: Question 6 is on late-night transit service
- Austin Neighborhood Council (ANC): City Council candidate questionnaire responses and comments
- Bike Austin: City Council voter guide for districts 2, 4, 6, 7, and 10
- Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN): City Council candidate questionnaire
- League of Women Voters Austin Area voter guides in English y en español
Do you know of other resources on candidate positions relevant to traffic safety and safe mobility in Austin? Message us via email or @VisionZeroATX!