Today Streetsblog features the seventh returned CD2 Questionnaire, this time from Michael McCue, a member of the Studio City Neighborhood Council who has been endorsed and actively supported by the local chapters of the Green Party.
As you might expect, McCue's answers show a strong grasp of how to get things done in City Hall without the power of elected office and a commitment to expanding transit and keeping streets safe. In the derby to get the all-important Stephen Box endorsement, McCue shoots ahead of the other six candidates who reference the uber-activist in our questionnaire by suggesting that he would try and put Box on staff.
Previously, Mary Benson, Chris Essel, Tamar Galatzn, Paul Krekorian, Frank Sheftel and Zuma Dogg have all filled out the questionnaire. Full Streetsblog coverage can be found here.
1) When you commute to work, how do you do it?
When I commute to advocate downtown at City hall, I always take the Red Line Subway. When going to work, I have used mass transit for about three of last ten years and my 2001 Prius about seven of last ten years.
What percentage of the trips that you take don't involve an automobile?
Probably about 30%.
2) Over the past year, a number of surface streets in the valley have had their speed limits raised. Are these increases a result of the natural order, or an interest that needs to be addressed?
Needs to be addressed because the process for reviewing and modifying the speed limits is wrong. Must be changes made at state level. Surveys are conducted at off hours or off-days and new recommendations for limits don't reflect actual usage at peak hours or daily basis.
What, if anything can be done to reverse these changes?
Must elect state reps who will reform this procedure and/or reform the procedure ourselves through political pressure.