Support Jim Kenney's Protected Bike Lanes

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Philadelphia is the largest U.S. city without a single protected bike lane. But thanks to Mayor Kenney and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), that could soon change.

The effort to ensure safe, affordable modes of daily transportation got a BIG boost last week when DVRPC announced grants for 10 new protected bike lanes in the following areas:

•  Torresdale and Frankford, near Pennypack Creek
•  Race Street between 5th and 9th
•  Parkside Avenue around Fairmount Park
•  N. 33rd Street near Fairmount Park
•  Spruce/Pine Street between Front and 22nd
•  Walnut Street between 23rd and 63rd
•  30th Street between Walnut and Market
•  Lombard Street between 22nd and South Street Bridge
•  Lindbergh Boulevard between John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and Bartram's Garden
•  West Passyunk and Oregon Avenue near the Schuylkill River crossing

But just because these protected bike lanes are funded, doesn't mean they're a done deal.

The City is planning a series of upcoming public meetings to collect feedback from neighbors, so you know bike lane opponents will show up.

We hear the Kenney Administration and Council are already getting calls from a small but vocal group of naysayers who wish to continue illegally parking in unprotected bike lanes because they believe a car entitles them to such perks at the expense of more vulnerable users of the street.

We must be prepared to counter such knee-jerk negativity and self-interest with a strong show of support.

If you support Mayor Kenney's protected bike lane plans, please sign this petition and share it on Facebook. 

As soon as public meetings are announced, we’ll tell you when your local meeting is happening so you can voice your support for Mayor Kenney's protected bike lanes.  

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  • Simon Mosbah
    signed 2016-12-15 07:45:25 -0500
  • Rebecca Fagan
    signed 2016-12-14 10:17:32 -0500
  • 🇺🇸 🏳️‍🌈 Drew Kaiser 🏳️‍🌈 🇺🇸
    signed 2016-12-13 21:23:38 -0500
  • Caitlin Youngster
    signed 2016-11-22 12:37:11 -0500
  • Terri Saulin
    signed 2016-08-17 08:55:35 -0400
  • Stephanie Brown
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-21 17:40:30 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes, you can too! Please sign this petition to protect more Philly bikers from getting hit!
  • Linda Goodman
    signed 2016-06-20 12:43:06 -0400
  • Barbara Koester
    signed 2016-06-20 06:27:42 -0400
  • Adam Rom
    signed 2016-06-16 18:25:45 -0400
  • Lewis Fishgold
    signed 2016-06-16 18:09:21 -0400
  • Pedro Molteni
    signed 2016-06-16 17:55:39 -0400
  • Allison Roethke
    signed via 2016-06-16 07:34:31 -0400
  • Maura DiBerardinis
    signed 2016-06-15 23:00:19 -0400
  • Marc Wilken
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-15 22:35:12 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Marc Wilken
    signed 2016-06-15 22:34:39 -0400
  • Steph Schafer
    signed via 2016-06-15 18:04:48 -0400
    Stephanie Schafer
  • Joseph Pappas
    signed via 2016-06-15 16:18:03 -0400
    RIP Jamal Morris, taken too soon
  • Andrew Lengel
    signed 2016-06-15 14:19:48 -0400
  • Alyssa Mahon
    signed via 2016-06-15 13:00:46 -0400
  • Robert Young
    signed 2016-06-15 12:33:16 -0400
  • Emily Zeitlyn
    signed 2016-06-15 12:01:47 -0400
  • Stephen Tornetta
    signed 2016-06-15 11:56:58 -0400
  • Julia Stone
    signed via 2016-06-15 09:53:41 -0400
  • Kate McGuire
    signed 2016-06-15 09:38:44 -0400
    I commute to work by bike 5 days a week, as do many others in this city. Protected bike lanes make the city safer and healthier for all and are a worthwhile shared infrastructure investment.
  • Kristie Krause
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-15 09:18:31 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Sarah Prasuhn
    signed 2016-06-15 08:53:33 -0400
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!
  • Lindsey Allen
    signed 2016-06-15 08:14:08 -0400
  • Lara Marek
    signed 2016-06-15 07:10:55 -0400
  • Jason Flax
    signed 2016-06-15 07:00:47 -0400
    Spruce streetp protected bike lane the most important. Between 12-22nd streets
  • Sean Stevens
    signed 2016-06-15 02:52:46 -0400