District 6

At a glance, are they bike friendly?

  • Phillip Benge – No
  • Robert P. Shephard – Yes

Questions

  1. How often do you ride bikes?
  2. What will you do to promote bicycling and increase the number of people who use bicycles for transportation and commuting?
  3. How do you see the hike-and-bike plan as fitting into the city’s transportation network?
  4. What do you think is the best way to allocate the public works money to car, bicycle and pedestrian projects? Specifically, should the proportion of funds to bike infrastructure be less than/equal to/or greater than the present?
  5. Would you support a 3-foot to pass law in Arlington? (A law requiring vehicles to give cyclists three feet of clearance when passing them on the road.)
  6. Not every city building and not even every city park has bike racks. What would you do to increase the number of bike parking in the city?
  7. Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin have each hired a staff Bicycle Coordinator and a Bicycle Advisory Committee. Would you support hiring of a Bicycle Coordinator or creating such a committee in Arlington?

Candidate answers

Philip Benge

  • Mr. Benge has not yet responded to the survey.

BFA Note: Mr Benge is endorsed by Mr. Saunders, but this quote in an online article suggests that he thinks in terms of car infrastructure: “Citizen’s want their roadways built to be friendly for automobile traffic,” Mr. Benge explained, “anything that goes against this is going against the will of the residents.”

Robert P. Shephard

  • Mr. Shephard has not yet responded to the survey.

BFA Note: Mr. Shephard voted “Yes” for the Hike & Bike Plan.

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