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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  • Ann Marshall
    signed 2016-06-13 13:13:58 -0400
  • stephanie hammerman
    signed via 2016-06-13 13:01:38 -0400
  • Veronica Subers
    signed 2016-06-13 13:01:03 -0400
    Yes I agree! we need more bike lanes and more protected ones!!!
  • Shani Ferguson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-13 12:56:42 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes. Do you?
  • Shani Ferguson
    @Ratphooey tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-13 12:56:39 -0400
  • Shani Ferguson
    signed 2016-06-13 12:56:14 -0400
  • Donald Haven Jr
    signed 2016-06-13 12:54:37 -0400
  • Brad Layman
    signed 2016-06-13 12:41:37 -0400
  • Philip Scott
    signed 2016-06-13 12:19:24 -0400
  • Bob Pierson
    signed 2016-06-13 12:16:33 -0400
  • Deborah Katz
    signed 2016-06-13 11:42:29 -0400
  • Jeff Kenney
    signed 2016-06-13 11:35:38 -0400
  • Juliann Purcell
    signed 2016-06-13 11:34:57 -0400
  • Bill Marston
    signed 2016-06-13 11:30:43 -0400
  • Isaac Southard
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-13 11:30:16 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Isaac Southard
    signed via 2016-06-13 11:29:23 -0400
    It’s time, Philadelphia.

    Time to stand on par with our peer cities.

    Time to modernize our transportation network.

    Time to embrace a future that is multifaceted.

    Time to share the road!
  • Justin Thomas
    signed 2016-06-13 11:11:38 -0400
  • Kim Kindelsperger
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-13 10:58:23 -0400
    I support @PhillyMayor's protected bike lanes
  • Kim Kindelsperger
    signed 2016-06-13 10:58:06 -0400
  • HamTech87
    @HamTech87 tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-13 10:53:06 -0400
  • Emily Gallagher
    signed 2016-06-13 10:51:27 -0400
  • Lacinda Benjamin
    signed 2016-06-13 10:50:51 -0400
  • Ian Wilson
    signed 2016-06-13 10:45:45 -0400
  • Jennifer Tran
    signed 2016-06-13 10:43:19 -0400
  • Aliki Weston
    signed 2016-06-13 10:20:41 -0400
    My daughter rides her bike to work every day. Protected bike lanes will keep her and other bikers safe.
  • William Fenton
    signed 2016-06-13 10:20:40 -0400
    As a biker and a pedestrian in the city, I know these improvements should make the roads safer for everyone, cars, bike AND people. Therefore, it is extremely important that these changes be implemented sooner rather than later.
  • Chad DeVinney
    signed via 2016-06-13 10:20:23 -0400
    We have the geography already. These proposed bike lanes would be a great start for a network that would really let us get around by bike safely and comfortably.
  • Ali Burt
    signed 2016-06-13 10:19:24 -0400
  • Brian Villa
    signed 2016-06-13 10:19:15 -0400
  • Adam Phoebe
    signed 2016-06-13 10:15:35 -0400