As a former member of the state assembly, Dave Jones already has experience championing what a fossil-free economy can look like in the capitol. Despite that such a stance will inevitably create friction among a variety of special interests, he is up for the absolutely necessary fight simply because he knows we have no time to waste. Jones understands that our carbon-based economy absolutely needs to change, especially in our transportation sector, which is responsible for a large part of emissions.
Senate District 8 represents the City of Sacramento, stretching as far south as Elk Grove and north to North Highlands. Centered on the main transportation corridor of Interstate 5 and its surrounding arterials, it is almost exclusively designed for fast car movement. As a result, the district (outside the city center of Sacramento) is yet another area dominated by unfriendly infrastructure for cyclists. But that won’t stop Jones from supporting policies that make streets more walk-able and bike-able. In response to our questionnaire, Jones said he’s committed to “more investments in regional rail and public transportation generally, and make it easier to accomplish infill residential development, to reduce dependence on vehicles by locating housing near where people work and near public transit”. He also supports investment in bike trails, lanes, and other features to make biking safer and more accessible in and outside cities.
The rest of his questionnaire responses are equally as impressive for their breadth and depth of knowledge. For these reasons, we are excited to see Dave Jones emerge as the leading candidate in the Senate District 8 race. We look forward to seeing him provide the leadership needed to work toward safer and more sustainable transportation alternatives for all Californians.
CalBike is pleased to endorse Dave Jones for Senate District 8. Please vote for Dave Jones in the general election by November 8, 2022. Click here to see Dave Jones’ full questionnaire responses.