The Mayoral Candidate Interview Series: Emanuel Pleitez

Filmed, directed, and edited by Shireen Alihaji and Kris Fortin
Produced by Damien Newton for Streetsblog Los Angeles
Questions from: Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Los Angeles Walks, Occidental College UEPI, Southern California Transit Advocates and Streetsblog Los Angeles.

Streetsblog L.A. is proud to kick off our interview series with the five leading candidates to be Mayor of Los Angeles.

The first candidate to grant our interview request was Emanuel Pleitez. While each of the candidates gave similar answers to questions (sorry, nobody wanted to paint over bike lanes or increase Metro fares), there are variations.

In the above video, Pleitez discusses transit, walking, bicycling and all transportation modes as not just an economic or community health issue, but also as an equity issue. He’s also the only candidate to use the term “cycletrack.”

The primary election is March 5. Assuming there is a runoff, it will be held on May 21. For more information on our film series, see this post announcing the series from last Friday.

  • BC

    “He’s also the only candidate to use the term “cycletrack.”

    The only candidate, or the only candidate so far.  In the candidate responses to LACBC questions, Gruel was the only candidate that explicitly supported protected bike lanes or cycle tracks, using both terms multiple times.

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