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Reply: Rebuttal to argument against Measure D

Don’t be fooled: Measure D opponents aren’t working for sustainable, community-wide transportation solutions. They prefer doing nothing to solve our transportation problems rather than accept modest compromises that address everyone’s needs.

Twelve years in the making, Measure D is our best chance to upgrade transportation in Santa Cruz County. If Measure D fails our problems will grow worse and become more expensive to fix over the next twelve years – and we’ll forfeit millions in state matching funds.

Measure D has been carefully vetted through an exhaustive community-wide process. It’ll help everyone – whether you travel by car, bike, bus, rail – or on foot.

Measure D will relieve congestion on Highway 1 and other clogged corridors using proven methods. The University of California Transportation Center study cited by our opponents actually shows Measure D will help reduce greenhouse gases.

Everyone experiences high blood pressure or loses time away from their families while stuck in traffic – particularly people living in Watsonville and South County.

Other benefits include:

  • Fixing potholes and repairing roads
  • Neighborhood relief from cut-through traffic
  • Speeding up 911 emergency response times
  • Improving traffic safety near schools
  • Protecting essential transit services, many for senior citizens and the disabled
  • Over $130M to make Santa Cruz County a safer place for people bicycling

Many of us don’t love every single aspect of Measure D, but we recognize that we need a balanced, sustainable plan that benefits all of us.

Join environmental leaders, commuters, parents, cyclists, bus riders and seniors from across the county in voting Yes on Measure D.

It’s time for a solution.

www.GetSantaCruzCountyMoving.org

Mark Stone
Assembymember, 29th District

John Leopold
Santa Cruz County Supervisor, 1st District

Eduardo Montesino
President, Bus Drivers Union

Terry Corwin
Environmental Community Leader

Karen Delaney
Chair, Human Care Alliance