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CD 2 Canidate Mary Benson: Yay Bicyclists and Pedestrians!

8:43 AM PDT on September 4, 2009

She may not have filled out our CD 2 Candidate Questionaire, but fresh from his trip to Austrailia Stephen Box brings us this video of Benson rallying to the virtues of biking and walking in L.A.  To the cheers of supporters, Benson says:

Hi, I'm Mary Benson and I'm running for Los Angeles City Council.  I want to give a big shout out to my friends at the Bike Writer's Collective and bicyclists in the City of Los Angeles who deserve to be safe on the streets as do pedestrians and every other person that dares to stand up to a car.  Thank you, and vote for me on September 22.

While it's always great to hear a candidate talk the talk on alternative transportation; it doesn't give us a lot of details.  Box, in his introduction to the video on his facebook page, fills in some of the gaps.

Mary Benson is running for the open CD2 seat and tonight I caught up with her in Tujunga.

Maryis a strong community advocate and I have worked with her on theCalifornia State Parks Common Ground Committee. She is powerfullyknowledgeable about land use, environmental and public space issues andshe is a strong advocate for the community.

I have also workedwith Mary on Neighborhood Council issues city-wide and she has alwaysbeen a fervent believer in grass roots politics and localrepresentation.

Most recently, Mary has worked with me to pushfor the release of LA's Bike Plan and to fight to ensure that the BikePlan lays down a real vision with real standards and that it trulysupport cycling as a transportation solution.

Visit Benson4CD2.com for more information.

(note to Benson's staff on the questionnaire: I mailed it to you, but if you lost it you can find a copy of it here.  Just fill it out and email it back to damien@streetsblog.org.)

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