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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  • 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
  • Jacy Webster
    signed 2016-06-15 01:24:30 -0400
  • Emma Schad
    signed 2016-06-15 00:40:22 -0400
  • Caitlin Collins
    signed 2016-06-14 23:55:20 -0400
  • Carolyn Martinez
    signed 2016-06-14 23:33:06 -0400
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab
    signed 2016-06-14 23:14:57 -0400
  • Jay Winston
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-14 22:54:01 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Jay Winston
    signed 2016-06-14 22:53:14 -0400
  • Robert Moore
    signed 2016-06-14 22:46:44 -0400
  • Andrew Thomas
    signed 2016-06-14 22:35:09 -0400
  • Lauren Harries
    signed 2016-06-14 22:31:43 -0400
  • Keith Conallen
    signed 2016-06-14 21:41:11 -0400
  • Hugo Lopez
    signed 2016-06-14 21:01:29 -0400
  • Beth Greene
    signed via 2016-06-14 20:59:55 -0400
    I used to be a Philadelphia resident & loved being a cycle commuter – it was far more affordable & expedient than car travel – but it always came with a yoke of anxiety over whether distracted or blatantly hostile drivers would be a threat. Protected lanes would be an amazing enhancement & encourage many more people to enjoy the benefits of biking.
  • Maura Roche
    signed 2016-06-14 20:45:08 -0400
  • Matt Ruben
    signed 2016-06-14 20:43:31 -0400
  • elissa ruse
    signed 2016-06-14 20:34:03 -0400
  • Markus Weidner
    signed 2016-06-14 19:08:08 -0400
  • Alexa Franzini
    signed 2016-06-14 19:02:09 -0400
  • Nathan Clemenson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-14 18:32:24 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Nathan Clemenson
    signed via 2016-06-14 18:31:51 -0400
    As a bike delivery person, it’s a need and a must for us to feel more safe when at work on our bikes.
  • Brian Ratcliffe
    signed 2016-06-14 17:36:49 -0400
  • David OConnor
    @dmoc tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-14 17:08:48 -0400
  • David OConnor
    signed 2016-06-14 17:08:18 -0400
  • Jeff Ventura
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  • Amy Pickard
    signed 2016-06-14 16:47:43 -0400
  • Leigh Goldenberg
    signed 2016-06-14 16:01:07 -0400
  • Michael Watkins
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