Nancy is a strong advocate for a bike friendly Sunnyvale and she continually promotes safer biking facilities in Sunnyvale.
Making bicycling in Sunnyvale safe and convenient is one of Nancy’s top priorities. As a leader who cares deeply about climate change, Nancy actively encourages the people of Sunnyvale to walk or bike when possible – and shows her commitment to this by her own actions. Nancy was the only one who rode her bike to the Council Chambers the day the Climate Action Plan was approved. Even during budget cuts, Nancy supported bike parking installations because she believes infrastructure that promotes bicycling is an investment in Sunnyvale’s future.
Nancy worked hard this past year as Vice Mayor to provide Sunnyvale residents and the Council with plans showing different ways to incorporate safe sidewalks and bike paths into our City’s transportation system, so the people of Sunnyvale can decide on the best option. Nancy is a leader who listens to the people about how to make Sunnyvale a safer and more liveable city.
Nancy is the councilmember who constantly advocates for keeping safety as a top priority when building infrastructure.
Nancy wrote a letter to the CalTrain Board expressing the need for stronger, broader language aiming for the “high growth” scenario in transit use put forth by the Caltrain Board of Directors. Furthermore, her letter urged the board to advocate for a more integrated transportation experience, in everything from schedules to fare – and above all, advance opportunities to diversify Caltrain ridership and the communities it serves.
Vision Zero – a plan to entirely eliminate traffic fatalities in Sunnyvale holds a special place in Nancy’s heart. Having lost friends and family to bike and traffic collisions, Nancy recognizes the importance of ensuring the Vision Zero plan is comprehensive and places user safety above all other considerations.
Demonstrating her conviction, Nancy was the councilmember who voted against weakening language that placed safety as the top consideration for transportation infrastructure. While her colleagues proposed that “safety [be a] primary consideration” in the development of new transportation projects, Nancy stood by the original plan in which “safety takes priority over efficiency.”