Build More Protected Bike Lanes and Bus Lanes

NYC transportation is in crisis.

In the first five months of 2019, ten cyclists have lost their lives while riding in streets with little to no protection from vehicles. This number matches the total cyclist fatalities in 2018.

NYC Buses are slower than ever, with a citywide average slightly above seven miles per hour, with some individual routes at, or barely above, walking speed due to rampant double parking and congested travel lanes.

Up to this point, solutions to safety problems and slow speeds have been scattershot and inconsistently applied. Thankfully, there is now a bold, and holistic bill in front of City Council which would require the city massively expand its protected bike lane and bus lane network. This bill goes a long way to prioritizing walking, biking, and mass transit on New York City streets.

Sign this petition to tell your elected leaders that you support City Council Bill Int 1557-2019 to massively improve walking, cycling and public transit in New York City.

The bill includes 5-year benchmarks such as:

  • At least 150 miles of protected bus lanes
  • At least 1,000 intersections with signal priority for buses;
  • At least 250 miles of protected bicycle lanes, or 50 per year;
  • Citywide bus stop upgrades
  • Commercial-loading-zone reforms

With 10-year benchmarks for:

  • A completely connected bike network
  • Protected bus lanes everywhere feasible
  • Accessible pedestrians signals at all relevant interactions
  • ADA accessibility at all intersections.
This petition will be delivered to
New York City Mayor, New York City Council, Borough Presidents
In the first five months of 2019, ten cyclists have lost their lives while riding in streets with little to no protection from vehicles. This number matches the total cyclist fatalities in 2018.

NYC Buses are slower than ever, with a citywide average slightly above seven miles per hour, with some individual routes at, or barely above, walking speed due to rampant double parking and congested travel lanes.

Up to this point, solutions to safety problems and slow speeds have been scattershot and inconsistently applied. Thankfully, there is now a bill (1557-2019) in front of City Council which would require the city massively expand its protected bike lane and bus lane network. This bill goes a long way to prioritizing walking, biking, and mass transit on New York City streets.

It's time to implement a comprehensive protected bike lane and bus lane network that would expand this life-saving infrastructure to all New Yorkers as well as improve bus service.

Please support City Council Bill Int 1557-2019 to improve walking, cycling and public transit in New York City.

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