First I want to thank you all for your support of this petition. Your comments are outstanding and give the petition merit; it's clear you all live in or around the area impacted by this plan.
Our Alderman stated at a meeting last week, "We have an opposing petition..."; one that supports the lane reduction.
Their petition says:
"Follow the recommendations of the Chicago Department of Transportation to make this section of Milwaukee Avenue between Lawrence and Elston safer for pedestrians, children, handicapped, senior citizens, and bicyclists.
PUT MILWAUKEE AVE ON A ROAD-DIET."
They are up to 476 signatures compared to ours at over 600. They are using a different site that doesn't require real information; as evidenced by one supporter who goes by "Bozo the clowm". Most of their signatures don't come from the neighborhood.
"#380. Bozo The Clowm from Clown Town City, CA signed this petition on Jan 30, 2014."
Please continue to spread the word about this petition.