Chris Ward’s platform reads like a bicycle advocates’ dream. He gets the importance of bicycling as a component of sustainable transportation and a socially just society. Ward has an excellent track record as a San Diego Council Member to back up his claims. With Chris Ward as Assembly Member, we’ll have an ally who will have our back no matter how bold our demands.
Assembly District 78 serves the coastal San Diego area. The district includes Downtown San Diego and stretches north to La Jolla and Solana Beach and south to Imperial Beach. As a leader in an area that has and will continue to see drastic changes due to our climate crisis and the transportation systems that fuel it, Ward has always been a strong supporter of public transportation and active transportation. As a sitting member on the board of San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Ward has the knowledge to put forth new bold ideas. For example, Ward proposes that “the regions successful in reducing VMT [Vehicle Miles Traveled] should receive matching funds to continue investments and shift mode share.” This type of proposal aligns with the recent finding that VMT in most metropolitan regions remains unchanged, and in some cases, has increased in recent years.
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 Chris Ward emerge as a prominent candidate in the AD 78 race. We look forward to seeing him provide the leadership needed to work toward safer and more sustainable transportation alternatives for all California residents.
CalBike is pleased to endorse Chris Ward for District 78 Assembly Member. Please vote for Chris Ward on March 3, 2020.