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4 responses to “Could Seattle get a mayor who actually rides?”

  1. Dave Kannas

    While Mike McGinn may ride his bike to work, this shouldn’t qualify him as the best candidate for mayor. Look at McGinn’s position on the tunnel to replace the Alaska Way viaduct. Is broader use of surface streets by cars somehow improving the life of bikers? What was McGinn’s involvement in bringing about the bicycle master plan? In short, we bikers live in a broad community of diverse interests One position favorable to the biking community doesn’t make for the best choice in mayors. Single issue voters are frequently the least informed voters.

  2. Paul Andrews

    Thanks Dave, I didn’t mean to imply Mike is a one-issue or one-dimensional candidate, only that his many other strengths as a candidate made it all the more curious he would be passed over by Cascade. But as I note in the piece, there were also extenuating circumstances of course. Although it would make no sense to apply a one-issue test to any candidate, it’s also been my experience that bicycling candidates tend to see issues along similar lines to the way I think, so from that standpoint the holistic approach also seems to work itself out.

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