Assemblymember Phil Ting may be one of the most consistent champions for the active transportation community in San Francisco and statewide. CalBike enthusastically supports Assemblymember Ting for re-election to make even more progress for bicyclists in California.
Ting authored the Freedom to Walk Act, and he deserves credit for reworking it after last year’s veto and succeeding in getting it passed this year. The bill keeps jaywalking laws on the books but limits enforcement to only midblock crossings that cause imminent danger to the person walking or to other road users. The passage of this bill is a critical milestone for equitable access to our community streets because Black Californians are up to four times more likely to be cited for jaywalking that Whites and those police encounters can sometimes turn deadly. Assemblymember Ting’s advocacy on this issue has been critical.
CalBike is pleased to endorse Phil Ting for Assembly District 19. Please vote for Phil Ting by November 8th, 2022.