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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  • Frank Baldino
    signed 2016-04-11 16:37:28 -0400
  • Mike Burlando
    signed 2016-04-11 16:37:22 -0400
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  • Omar Rosa
    signed 2016-04-11 16:36:56 -0400
  • Kevin Collison
    signed 2016-04-11 16:36:16 -0400
  • Jake Liefer
    signed 2016-04-11 16:35:26 -0400
  • Ariel Kirkwood
    signed 2016-04-11 16:34:50 -0400
  • Aaron Bauman
    signed 2016-04-11 16:34:47 -0400
    Adding some plastic poles on top of existing paint is the smallest of possible incremental steps to making bicycling safe for Philadelphia families. Please, Mr. Mayor, do not let a handful of NIMBYs thwart our physical safety for the sake of their personal convenience.
  • Donna Bridy
    signed 2016-04-11 16:34:41 -0400
  • Lauren Swartz
    signed 2016-04-11 16:34:34 -0400
    Improve safety for our kids and families who want to ride in the city!
  • Brandon Gussoni
    @bgussoni tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-11 16:34:28 -0400
  • David van Balen
    signed 2016-04-11 16:34:26 -0400
  • Brandon Gussoni
    signed 2016-04-11 16:34:10 -0400
  • Mark Sweeney
    signed 2016-04-11 16:33:46 -0400
  • Brett Mapp
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-11 16:30:58 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Stephen Bashore
    signed 2016-04-11 16:30:56 -0400
  • Brett Mapp
    signed 2016-04-11 16:30:34 -0400
  • Jenna Eden
    signed 2016-04-11 16:30:31 -0400
  • Ben Bruening
    signed 2016-04-11 16:30:19 -0400
  • Mark Rybaltowski
    signed 2016-04-11 16:29:17 -0400
  • Lance Lau
    signed 2016-04-11 16:27:52 -0400
  • Anthony Catanzaro
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-11 16:27:07 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Anthony Catanzaro
    signed 2016-04-11 16:26:45 -0400
  • Garrett Hincken
    signed 2016-04-11 16:25:41 -0400
  • Nicholas Pupik
    signed 2016-04-11 16:25:00 -0400
  • Joseph Goldberg
    signed 2016-04-11 16:24:52 -0400
  • Chett Garcia
    signed 2016-04-11 16:24:45 -0400
    Our city will better and safer with designated bike lanes. Not to mention Greener too if we get more people riding their bikes.
  • Sarah Moore
    signed 2016-04-11 16:24:34 -0400
    As someone who just spent the day in the ER after being hit by the car door of a double-parked vehicle I would really appreciate that protected bike lanes be put in and also that existing bike lines be protected and closely monitored. I don’t know if my hand will ever function properly again because someone didn’t feel like pulling forward two feet to park their car and that is absurd.
  • Lee Striar
    signed 2016-04-11 16:24:12 -0400
  • Brandon Wright
    signed 2016-04-11 16:23:57 -0400
  • Jeremy Nearhoof
    signed 2016-04-11 16:23:50 -0400