Stop the bike lane installation on McDermot and keep the parking spaces

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Support Exchange District small businesses on McDermot Avenue by signing  this petition in opposition of the the bike lane that the city is proposing to put in on McDermot Avenue, which will greatly affect an already sparse number of parking spaces on our street.

The vast majority of us who run our businesses are sole proprietors who work tirelessly to attract customers to the area and better our neighbourhood. Our shops see hundreds of customers visit each week, most of whom drive and require affordable, short term street parking in order to visit our businesses. The challenge of finding parking is something we're already hearing from our customers who drive to the Exchange District. The proposed bike lanes are going to take away parking along McDermot, and will going to be a great deterrent to many of our clients and visitors, in turn affecting the health of our businesses. Many of us might not able to survive if our visitors, and coinciding sales decrease.

There hasn't been proper conversation or consultation to any of the businesses on McDermot Avenue regarding the installation of the bike lanes that will enter phase 1 in the spring - and furthermore, no consideration has been given to our small businesses and the efforts we make to to bring traffic to the Exchange District. 

Please support our small businesses and help keep our neighbourhood accessible for our customers (most of whom do not ride bikes to our shops)!



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