In Davis, if you lose bicyclists, you might lose an election

11:38 PM, May 26, 2010   |    comments
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DAVIS, CA - Crime, budget, and bicycles. In Davis, candidates for City Council will tell you the latter is right up there with the first two on the list of priorities to help win an election.

"Almost everything comes back to bicycles," said candidate Joe Krovoza.

"I guess it's adequate to say bicyclists run this town," said fellow candidate Rochelle Swanson, laughing.

In a city already considered a bicycling haven, candidates know they need to have an idea of how to make cycling conditions better for the large percentage of residents who regularly get around town on two wheels.

"I think we have a wonderful opportunity to start marketing Davis as a bicycling destination," said candidate Sydney Vergis.

"I really want to step up a partnership with the schools, and make sure we get as many kids on their bikes as possible," said Krovoza, who's using his bicycle as a moving billboard during his campaign.

"We have a few spots in town where our bike paths don't hook up," said Swanson. "I would like us to look at how we can make it one, continuous, safe path."

There are five candidates running for two open seats on the Davis City Council.  That race will be decided during the June 8 elections.

You can watch complete, raw interviews from the other two candidates Jon Li and Daniel Watts by clicking on the video links on this page.

By Will Frampton,


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