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Nicola Williams is a new candidate this year.
I'm grateful to be endorsed by the Massachusetts Sierra Club for my record of fighting for the environment and to be the only new candidate to be endorsed by the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus as a defender of women's rights and health.
The principles that drive my campaign come out of a deep belief in social and economic justice, which is why I am not accepting donations from corporate PACs or special interest groups. Instead, I am running on a community-first platform to ensure that Cambridge's City Council cares more about the will of its residents than corporate developers.
I'm proud to have established and developed some of Greater Boston's premier food and cultural events, including the Cambridge Carnival, the Boston Local Food Festival, and Boston JerkFest. These events are my way of giving back to Cantabrigians. Additionally, I currently serve on the board of directors of three Cambridge non-profit organizations: Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, Community Art Center and Harvard Square Neighborhood Association.
CREATING HOUSING THAT IS AFFORDABLE FOR ALL CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS
I believe in a Cambridge for all its residents, regardless of their income or documented status. To fulfill that goal, I will work on a regional approach to housing and transportation with elected leaders in Boston, Somerville, and other nearby municipalities, to help end displacement, create reasonable rent stabilization policies, and create a pathway for economic empowerment for our residents. I know that affordable housing is one of the top concerns for the residents of Cambridge and I will meet the needs of our community.
As Your Councillor, I Will Advocate to:
Green and Sustainability Platform
I am qualified to be a leader in advancing Cambridge's commitment to environmental sustainability. The City has made a lot of progress in advancing our climate action goals, but we need to do more.
I have been involved in environmental activism for decades and this work is sure to continue if I am elected to City Council.
Specifically, I will:
Cyclist, Pedestrian, and Driver Safety
Through my work as board member of Harvard Square Neighborhood Association, I have also been supporting the efforts of the Memorial Drive Alliance comprising environmentalists and bicycle groups with others. Our shared goals are saving the trees along Memorial drive and adding separate bike lanes in part on Memorial Drive itself, thus limiting vehicular traffic to two lanes and bike lanes to two lanes.
So naturally I am taking a stand with this incredible organization to commit to rapid implementation of a citywide network of protected bicycle lanes. I will do my utmost as a City Councilor to make this city safe and accessible for everyone.
I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes as described in the Cambridge Bicycle Plan. Specifically, I support complete implementation of the Bicycle Plan in the near future, within the next 5 years, using a combination of quick-build and capital improvements.
Additionally, I recognize that Mass Ave is the most important street in Cambridge and needs protected bicycle lanes for its entire length as soon as possible.
Accordingly, if elected, I pledge to do everything in my power including by voting in the City Council, proactively working with the City Manager and City Staff, and promoting this initiative publicly to ensure that the City of Cambridge installs continuous protected bicycle lanes along the entire length of Mass Ave from the Charles River to the Arlington border, by the end of the next council term, or has started a capital project to do so. These improvements should also include bus transit priority and pedestrian safety improvements.
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