Petition to Birmingham City Council, Mayor Randal Woodfin
Downtown Birmingham Bicycle Safety
Whereas the cycling community of downtown Birmingham and the immediate neighborhoods are trying to get from one place to the next with a minimal impact on our environment, Whereas the cycling community often chooses streets in our routes that enhance our safety as cyclist and minimize our impact on flowing traffic, Whereas the 1st Avenue South corridor from 20th Street towards the Avondale community is partly designated as a bike lane, Whereas this corridor abruptly becomes dangerous to cyclist in the last leg to Avondale from 32nd Street to 41st Street due to curved railroad crossings, narrow passageways under bridges, and potholes on the right side of both lanes, and there being no safer alternative route to get cyclist to the Avondale area at 41st Street, We the cycling community in the hopes of connecting cyclists from downtown to all outlying neighborhoods, not just this one, ask the Birmingham City Council to establish the following on the 1st Avenue South corridor; Well marked signage telling all that Cyclist May Use The Full Lane... Well marked signage and a caution light at the diagonal railroad tracks telling all that both lanes must stop and allow cyclist to cross the diagonal railroad tracks at a 90 degree angle using both lanes. We are one less car and the amount of time any vehicle will be impacted by motorist actually sharing the road with us on a corridor that makes sense for cyclist safety is a minimal inconvenience to any motorists on this 9 block stretch of roadway.
Petition to David Ortega
Reduce speed limit and improve A&Y Greenway crosswalk visibility on Strawberry Rd.
A Northwest Guilford High School student was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk on Strawberry Road while cycling the A&Y Greenway on September 8th, 2018. This is not the first time a cyclist or pedestrian has been hit by a motorist at this crossing. This often-used crossing lacks key safety elements. BIG is petitioning the Greensboro Department of Transportation to make this intersection safer by (1) reducing the excessive 50 mph speed limit, (2) installing flashing lights before the intersection, (3) installing, on both sides of the crosswalk at this intersection large STOP signs that are at eye level for the majority of the Greenways users, along with installing medium size eye-level STOP AHEAD signs on the greenway leading up to the large signs. Your signature indicates that you think it is vital that GDOT make safety improvements to this crossing.
Petition to Huntsville Admin & City Council
Pratt-Bankhead GreenLink Streetscape - Huntsville Greenway Master Plan
The City of Huntsville should increase car, bicycle, pedestrian safety, and enhance the aesthetics along Pratt Avenue and Bankhead which is annotated as a GreenLink in the City of Huntsville Greenway Master Plan. Back-in Diagonal Parking in front of Star Market Add protected vehicle parking along Pratt Ave between Russell & Maysville with curb extensions or planters at the cross streets. Extend the boulevard (median strip) along Pratt Ave between Grayson & Maysville and add missing east/west sidewalks. Expand sidewalk along Bankhead Parkway between Maysville & Toll Gate to be a wider mulituse path. Here is a PDF if you'd prefer to read the presentation instead of watch.
Petition to Terrence J. Rice, Ronald Nesbitt, Joseph Rieger, Patrick M. O’Flynn, West Webster Volunteer Fire Department
Change Bay Rd. in Webster NY to three lanes - for safety and quality of life!
Bay Road in Webster NY, particularly north of Rt. 104, is currently four lanes. With dozens of entering residential side-streets, it is a very dangerous highway with multiple accidents every year. A much more appropriate configuration would be three lanes (North & Southbound, and a center turning lane). This would also leave enough room for much-needed bicycle lanes, as there are no sidewalks adjacent to this road (another huge safety issue). We, the residents of the neighborhoods in this area, petition the Monroe County DOT to please make this change, save lives, and create a more peaceful environment here.