Make the Village More Pedestrian and Bike Friendly: Protected Bike Lane on Greenwich Ave!

My name is Michael Szeto and I live on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village. It's a vibrant neighborhood street, featuring playgrounds and schools, restaurants, small businesses, and people living and working. My window, however overlooks one of the neighborhood’s most dangerous, six-way intersections between Greenwich Ave, 7th Ave and West 11th St. At the wide, complicated intersection it’s impossible to navigate a treacherous stream of vehicles on foot or by bike. Crossing guards are rendered useless by drivers who disobey traffic laws and signals. 

Greenwich Avenue needs traffic calming:

  • We deserve a two-way, protected bike lane on Greenwich Avenue and pedestrian safety measures along the corridor and especially at the intersection with 7th Ave.

This is a livability issue for children coming to and from school at P.S. 41 and the playground at Greenwich Avenue -- they need a safe street on which to walk or cycle home. A barrier created by the protected bike lane separates cars from cyclists and pedestrians -- providing relief and a buffer.

A two-way, curbside bicycle lane on Greenwich Avenue and traffic calming would make vehicle speeds safer for everyone. Greenwich Village will benefit from a streetscape on Greenwich Avenue that puts people first. Pedestrians and cyclists deserve priority along Greenwich Ave!

 

Photo credit: NYC Department of Transportation (2016)

This petition will be delivered to
Council Member Corey Johnson, Manhattan Community Board 2
Greenwich Avenue is a vibrant destination, featuring a thriving community of playgrounds and schools, restaurants and small businesses. One of its intersections between Greenwich Ave, 7th Ave and West 11th St is six-ways, is too dangerous. It's impossible to navigate a treacherous stream of vehicles on foot or by bike. Crossing guards are rendered useless by drivers who disobey traffic laws and signals.

Greenwich Avenue needs traffic calming.

We deserve a two-way, protected bike lane on Greenwich Avenue and pedestrian safety measures along the corridor and especially at the intersection with 7th Ave.

This is a livability issue for children coming to and from school at P.S. 41 and the playground at Greenwich Avenue -- they need a safe street on which to walk or cycle home. A barrier created by the protected bike lane separates cars from cyclists and pedestrians -- providing relief and a buffer.

A two-way, curbside bicycle lane on Greenwich Avenue and traffic calming would make vehicle speeds safer for everyone. Greenwich Village will benefit from a streetscape on Greenwich Avenue that puts people first. Support this petition to demand that pedestrians and cyclists have priority along Greenwich Ave!
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