Bike Concord members handed out a total of 140 each of Measure X and Tamale Fest flyers at Pleasant Hill and Concord BART stations today. Quite a few people showed interest in coming to Tamale Fest to support our future community bike shop.
We spoke today with a lot of people who we believe will vote yes on Measure X tomorrow. We explained to several who had further questions that what we can expect from Measure X is protected bike lanes and protected intersections, not just more paint-only treatments. That’s thanks to the Complete Streets Policy in the measure which was won by the hard work by Dave Campbell of Bike East Bay, backed by a lot of showing up and speaking up by Bike Concord members.
BC members have also been phonebanking for Measure X, turning out seven volunteers to make a few hundred calls over several sessions. If the measure passes tomorrow, we will be watching closely to make sure the street projects it funds will deliver on the promise of protected bicycle facilities, and not just more of the cursory and inadequate treatments we’ve seen on most of Contra Costa’s streets so far.