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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  • Jennie Shanker
    signed 2016-06-14 08:21:36 -0400
  • Amanda Benner
    signed 2016-06-14 08:03:41 -0400
  • Nate Trager
    signed 2016-06-14 07:57:43 -0400
  • Megan Steigerwalt
    signed 2016-06-14 07:54:14 -0400
  • Amanda Grove
    signed 2016-06-14 07:47:16 -0400
  • Katherine Gleason-Bachman
    signed 2016-06-14 07:45:09 -0400
  • Chris Pupik Dean
    signed 2016-06-14 07:44:25 -0400
    I ride in the city frequently and transport my young daughter in a bike seat between south and west philly for daycare. Protected lanes would enable us to live in the city without a car in much greater safety. This is a clear next step for a city that has done great things to increase bikability, but needs to do more.
  • Gail Tomassini
    signed 2016-06-14 07:38:21 -0400
  • Emily Husband
    signed 2016-06-14 07:31:41 -0400
  • Annie DiAntonio
    signed 2016-06-14 07:31:21 -0400
    Protected bike lanes shouldn’t be a will we/won’t we item! Hopefully these lanes are just the beginning and areas connected to CC will also be focused on.
  • Kristen Berman
    signed 2016-06-14 07:30:41 -0400
    These lanes need to be made NOW! Almost daily do I read about people on their bikes getting “hit” or harassed by drivers and don’t feel it’s urgent enough to report it. PLEASE make it safe for cyclists to ride in this amazing city, because right now, it’s too risky. The longer Philadelphia waits, the longer they’re showing they’re willing to risk lives of cyclists. The lives of people who LIVE in this city.
  • Jessie Hemmons
    signed 2016-06-14 07:27:36 -0400
  • Richard Wisenbaker
    signed 2016-06-14 07:25:38 -0400
  • Shannon Rooney
    signed 2016-06-14 07:16:14 -0400
  • Vanyah Harrigan
    signed 2016-06-14 07:16:01 -0400
  • Alison Carey
    signed 2016-06-14 07:10:30 -0400
  • Michael Biscocho
    signed 2016-06-14 06:49:22 -0400
    We have bicycle lanes in the Northeast but there are more than 10 times that I’ve almost gotten run over by a speeding car. I am for protected bike lanes and would love to even help with research and other efforts. I stayed in Copenhagen for several months before and felt very safe using their protected bike lanes.
  • Susan Walker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-14 06:42:49 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Susan Walker
    @sweetgreatmom tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-14 06:42:46 -0400
  • Susan Walker
    signed 2016-06-14 06:42:24 -0400
    I support dedicated bike lanes.
  • Burton Mills
    signed 2016-06-14 06:08:04 -0400
  • Kimberly Derbesy
    signed 2016-06-14 05:54:35 -0400
  • Lindsay Bassett
    signed 2016-06-14 01:03:09 -0400
  • Neil Trenk
    signed 2016-06-13 23:59:47 -0400
  • Nicholas Wendowski
    signed 2016-06-13 23:51:32 -0400
    No brainer.
  • Paul Mirabello
    signed 2016-06-13 23:30:05 -0400
  • Renae Bergh
    signed 2016-06-13 22:54:02 -0400
  • Robert Baron
    signed 2016-06-13 22:24:25 -0400
    No-brainer! Let’s hope this list is significantly expanded.
  • Ben Achtabowski
    signed 2016-06-13 22:16:50 -0400
    I ride thousands of miles on my bike a year. This will make my riding and sharing the road with drivers much easier and better.
  • george chang
    signed 2016-06-13 22:11:15 -0400