Friday, April 22, 2011

Vienna Town Council at-large candidates discuss the need for bike lanes

Vienna residents will choose three at-large Town Council members on Tuesday, May 3. The four candidates running for these positions are Hamid R. Barahmand, Laurie A. DiRocco, Carey J. Sienicki, Howard J. Springsteen. DiRocco and Springsteen are current members of the council.

Erica Hendry of the Vienna Patch has posted video clips showing the candidates answering various questions posed by the audience. Hear what they have to say in response to the following question: 9. Has the Town worked hard enough to implement bike lanes/routes? Excerpts from their answers:
Barahmand: My suggestion is, when I was living in Canada, sidewalks were a little bit wider than our sidewalks and they were shared with bicyclists.
Sienicki: I think it's very important to identify bicycle routes so that people who are now using streets to get to and from Metro areas, for children to get to and from schools, I think it's very important to identify within the town safe routes for them to use.
DiRocco: I think bicycle lanes and routes are part of a healthy community and I think it's important to have them in our town. I hope the Bicycle Advisory Committee continues to recommend places that it's appropriate for continuing to have bike lanes and bike routes throughout the town.
Springsteen: I was very pleased that the Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Transportation Safety Commission worked very hard at the route down Courthouse Road. I will continue to work through them and take their recommendations.
To see the other video clips scroll to the bottom of the page.



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