Biking for Everyone Must Be Central to Proposed Transportation Sales Tax
In Sacramento, legislators are debating a 1-cent Bay Area sales tax that could raise $100 billion for transportation and housing. If approved by the legislature, the measure would come to voters on the November 2020 ballot. This measure, SB 278, is our best chance to give Bay Area residents the ability to safely and conveniently move around the region without a car.
Bay Area bicycle coalitions have determined that $10 billion in funding over the next 10 years is needed to give every resident the option to get around safely by bike.
As you know, bicycling is the most basic, equitable, and sustainable transportation mode. But if we don’t demand funding for bikes now, we will be asked in November to support a huge investment in transportation without enough money to support safe bicycling.