Stamford's four mayoral candidates answered questions during a forum at the University of Connecticut's downtown Stamford Campus on October 9.
According to an article in the Stamford Advocate, Republican candidate Michael Fedele said he pledged to improve transportation infrastructure in the city for commuters and residents.
The candidates also discussed how they would make the city friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians. John Zito, an unaffiliated petitioning candidate, said he would increase the manpower in the city's highways department. He mentioned there are a lot of potholes on streets and sidewalks that need to be done. He would propose the hiring of someone to be in charge of potholes and sidewalks.
Democratic candidate David Martin she the city needs to address the timing of traffic lights.
On the other hand, Independent Kathleen Murphy said she wouldn't focus her attention to bike lanes until she finished working on the city's budget as mayor. In the Stamford Advocate article she is quoted saying, "I think the city quite frankly is broke and what we need to do is get our financial house in order and really prioritize how we spend our money. Bike lanes probably aren't high up on my list."
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