Complete Upper Amsterdam Avenue

Amsterdam Avenue is one of Manhattan’s busiest streets, but it lacks the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure needed to protect Manhattanites from dangerous traffic. This critical North-South corridor runs through dense commercial and residential neighborhoods, but its wide span encourages drivers to regularly drive twice the legal speed limit. 

The TransAlt Upper Manhattan Activist Committee is calling for a 'Complete Street' with protected bike lanes, dedicated bus lanes, traffic calming measures and pedestrian safety improvements on Amsterdam Avenue north of 110th Street to reduce speeding, boost local business and improve quality of life along the entire corridor. 

Recently, protected bike lanes have been approved on Amsterdam below 110th Street and Citi Bike will be expanding into Community Board 9 in the very near future. Our community deserves the same and equitable safety treatments. 

This petition will be delivered to
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Mark Levine & Bill Perkins, State Senator Brian Benjamin & Robert Jackson, Assembly Member Danny O'Donnell, Inez Dickens & Al Taylor and Manhattan Community Board 9
We ask that you bring a 'complete street' redesign to Amsterdam Avenue from 110th - 155th Streets. In the past 4 years the area has seen 577 crashes, 407 injuries and 3 fatalities. Of those injured, 43% were pedestrians and 12% cyclists. In addition, Citi Bike Share will soon expand to the District adding thousands of new bicyclists to an Avenue with insufficient infrastructure. Further, neighboring Community Board 7 has implemented protected bike lanes along the southern half of Amsterdam Avenue.

To ensure equity and connectivity a 'complete street' redesign along upper Amsterdam Avenue is needed now. Please support and ask the NYC Department of Transportation to implement a 'complete street' redesign with pedestrian safety improvements and protected bike lanes.
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