Petition to Nathan Deal
Make Lane Splitting / Lane Filtering Legal in Ga
Lane-splitting or filtering is the act of riding a motorcycle on the lane separation lines on a highway. This is regarded by many countries to be the smartest method of motorcycle riding in traffic. It serves as a perk to commuting on a motorcycle and reducing the impact on emissions over driving a much larger vehicle. It also does much more than that. Lane-splitting reduces traffic, reduces injuries, and actually INCREASES rider safety. This is all supported in many studies, with one study from UC Berkley being the most recent and detailed (some details below). Among the U.C. Berkeley findings: – Lane-splitting is safe if done in traffic moving at 50 mph or less, and if motorcyclists do not exceed the speed of other vehicles by more than 15 mph – 69 percent of lane-splitting motorcyclists were exceeding the traffic speed by 15 mph or less speed differentials up to 15 mph were not associated with changes in the frequency of injury – Compared to riders who were not splitting lanes, lane-splitting motorcyclists were markedly less likely to suffer head injury (9 percent vs. 17 percent), torso injury (19 percent vs. 29 percent) or fatal injury (1.2 percent vs. 3 percent) – Lane-splitting riders were significantly less likely to be rear-ended than non-lane-splitting riders (2.6 percent vs. 4.6 percent) – Lane-splitting motorcyclists were more likely to be wearing a full-face helmet than other motorcyclists (81 percent vs. 67 percent) – Compared to other motorcyclists, lane-splitting riders were more often riding on weekdays and during commuting hours, were using better helmets and were traveling at slower speeds; – Lane-splitting riders were less likely to have been using alcohol. http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/06/02/ama-study-finds-lane-splitting-increases-rider-saftey/ This petition is to get lane-splitting legalized and written into law with the following provisions: - Definition: Lane-splitting is the act of operating a motorcycle inbetween lanes on a highway or interstate in order to pass traffic. - Definition: Filter/Filtering is the act of operating a motorcycle to the front of halted traffic in regards to traffic control lights (red-light). - Allow lane-splitting/filtering for all motorcycles (provisions would be made specifically restricting vehicles classified as motorcycles with more than 2 wheels, i.e. Polaris Slingshot) - Lane-splitting is encouraged to be performed between the two left-most lanes but is not limited only to those areas. - Motorcyclists may lane-split providing that the motorcyclist does not exceed a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour and no more than 15 miles-per-hour more than the surrounding traffic. (if surrounding traffic is moving at 10mph, the motorcyclist may not travel faster than 25mph) - Without a witness or proof via a video recording device, accidents will be favored to the vehicle that is not lane-splitting. - Motorcyclist must be properly wearing a DOT approved helmet. - Motor vehicles not lane-splitting shall not impede motion of vehicles that are lane-splitting - Motorcyclists choosing to filter must proceed to the front of traffic and choose either lane to the right or left. It is not permitted to sit at the light inbetween other vehicles. When moving into either lane, it is acceptable for the motorcyclists to be in the pedestrian walkway as not to completely block the walkway in an unsafe manner. - It is the motorcyclists responsibility to determine if lane-splitting and/or filtering can be performed in a safe manner. This petition will be given to Nathan Deal. He is Georgia's Governor. All of this information was used by permission of Matt Crosby. Here is the link to the NC petition. Sign it as well! https://www.change.org/p/dan-forest-nc-lt-governor-forest-make-lane-splitting-filtering-legal-in-north-carolina
Petition to Keisha Lance Bottoms, Jeffrey A. Parker, Atlanta City Council
Support Atlanta BeltLine Rail Now!
The Atlanta BeltLine—one of the largest economic drivers in Atlanta—was begun in 2003 as a transit-oriented project, but so far it has no transit component. Recently, there have been discussions of further delaying, altering, or even forgoing the transit portion of the Atlanta BeltLine. We, the undersigned, support an aggressive timeline to put a two-way light rail or streetcar along the Atlanta BeltLine. Transit will improve the traffic choking our neighborhoodsThe escalating density along the Atlanta BeltLine is also escalating congestion levels from car traffic. In a mature city with robust transit connections, density would be an asset. However, our streets are gridlocked from the construction of new residences, offices, and retail—all built without corresponding high-capacity transit options. BeltLine rail will offer current and new residents alternatives to driving, alleviating the burden on neighborhood streets. Transit will best connect neighborhoods and businessesIn theory, the 22-mile loop of the BeltLine is supposed to connect 44 neighborhoods. But crossing such distances is only possible with transit, particularly in a growing population center. The Atlanta BeltLine rail, once built, will also connect to existing MARTA stations, allowing people to crisscross the city with ease. The transit component will also provide much-needed transportation access and equity to neighborhoods across Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine is big businessThe Atlanta BeltLine has fueled over $4 billion in private investment on the northeast corridor alone, with billions more in the pipeline. New and existing businesses—including restaurants, retailers, and commercial and residential offices—have clustered around the current BeltLine, and transit access will ensure that these businesses can continue thriving in increasingly dense and high-traffic areas. In addition, locating closer to existing transit allows businesses to draw highly-skilled employees, who desire this amenity. Light rail or streetcar is necessaryBuses or other alternatives are not enough. In 2007, MARTA conducted an Alternatives Analysis that recommended light rail or streetcar technology on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. A Tax Allocation District was created to provide funding for corridor acquisition and construction of trail and transit in the right-of-way. Voters approved a half-cent sales tax in 2016 to provide funds to acquire the remaining corridor and to fund transit on the Atlanta BeltLine. We believe MARTA’s carefully studied recommendation is the right way to go. The time to build rail on the BeltLine is NOW, and we urge Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, MARTA, and the Atlanta City Council to prioritize this project when selecting among the high-capacity MARTA transit projects voters backed in 2016.
Petition to David Zimmerman
PA HB 976 - Allow Doorless Jeep Wranglers on Pennsylvania Roads
I am asking fellow Jeep enthusiasts to show your support for PA HB 976 by signing this petition. Jeep Wranglers are unique vehicles in which the doors are not a structural part of the vehicle and are designed to be easily removed from the Manufacturer. Many Pennsylvania residents drive their Wranglers without doors to enjoy the outdoor freedom that’s unique only to Jeep Wranglers That freedom has been taken away due to PA 175.77(F). Please join me in ensuring that the proposed legislation within PA HB 976 is reintroduced and voted on by the PA Transportation Committee to once again allow Pennsylvanian Jeep owners to legally enjoy the freedom of driving with their doors off.
Petition to Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott, Lois Kolkhorst, Joe Pickett, James Morris, James Bass, Tryon D. Lewis, Jeff Austin III, J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Laura Ryan, Victor Vandergriff, Chris Miller
END ABUSIVE, UNETHICAL & UNCONSTITUTIONAL TOLL ROAD PRACTICES
DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/texastolllawsuit-com LEARN MORE: http://www.texastolllawsuit.com GET INVOLVED: https://www.facebook.com/texastollwayslawsuit/ This petition is the result of the backlash building against Texas Toll Roads. For 20 years. The State of Texas has allowed and encouraged the development of a complicated, abusive and convoluted Toll Road infrastructure. Arguably "negligent" legislation, enacted by lawmakers in Austin has enabled regional toll operators to "create" their own, individual operating regulations - many of which are unique to each regional toll system. This "lack of control and regulation" has directly resulted in a Toll Road System that is ABUSIVE to citizens. The operating structure of the Toll Road System across the entire State of Texas MUST change. Current state laws do not adequately regulate Toll Road Operations or protect citizens from the "pitfalls" of the current laws, regulations and operating nature of Toll Infrastructure. The result - True harm is coming to Texas citizens in the form of egregious fines, harassment, loss of driving privileges, an inability to register vehicles, arrests financial abuse and other circumstances that are due, not because Texans are outlaws trying to abuse the Toll system but instead, caused directly by the lack of proper regulation and oversight to prevent a Toll System that is NOT citizen Friendly. There is a general consensus among ALL Texans is that lawmakers are turning a blind eye to the facts presented to them. They are unwilling to address the pleas of the people and the people feel helpless and violated. There is no charter within the Texas Constitution enabling or allowing our government to create, encourage and operate a mode of transportation that is incompatible with the Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. "All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit" Therefore, we the people of the state of Texas are informing you, our elected officials, that the Current system of the Toll Road Infrastructure in Texas is NOT operating in a mode that is strictly beneficial to the citizens of Texas. Instead, lawmakers have created a system fraught with abusive, corrupt, unethical and Unconstitutional practices. These abuses and non-beneficial practices have repeatedly been presented to State Lawmakers who have ignored us, refused to listen to us and failed to act in accordance with the very charter of your office under the State Constitution. TOLL ROADS ARE NOT CITIZEN FRIENDLY! We the people DEMAND that State legislators listen to, and address the litany of Unconstitutional, Unethical, abusive and non-beneficial "causes" of Unrest surrounding Toll Roads in Texas. WHAT WILL RESULT As an elected official, you have a responsibility to sensibly look out for the best interests of the people, to act in a manner that is in accordance with the best interests of the People and therefore, to correct the egregious operating concerns outlined herein. If you fail to act, We The People are prepared to file what may become the largest Class Action Lawsuit in Texas History in Federal Court to seek legal remuneration including injunctive, compensatory, special and incidental damages.
Petition to Frederick Akshar, Jason Garner, Rose Sotak, W.John SChaffer, Donna Lupardo
Build the Bridge and Bridge the Gap: A gateway between Endwell and Vestal
Within the Greater Binghamton area is a Transportation and Community Gap. That Gap exists between the Communities of Endwell (Town of Union), the Town of Vestal and access to State Route 17 / future Interstate 86. This division is created by the lack of a bridge over the Susquehanna River between Endwell and Vestal and creates unnecessary car and truck congestion on the Vestal Parkway and unnecessary travel distance to Vestal from Endwell and return. We believe the Hamlet of Endwell (Town of Union) and the Town of Vestal should have a bridge that provides auto, bicycle and walking capability between the two communities connecting Hooper Road in Endwell to the Sycamore or Africana Road area in the Town of Vestal. Additionally, East and West access (on and Off) to I-86 would be provided from Vestal. A current westbound exit would remain for Endwell while a new eastbound exit would be added from I-86. Additionally, a westbound entrance to I-86 from Endwell would be added leaving the current eastbound entrance from the George F Highway. A multipurpose bridge would allow a 24 x 7 connection and reliable access for everyone to commute between the communities and services offered. Additionally, this would also alleviate congestion within the Vestal Parkway corridor and also allow better for access between the communities and the highway. This proposal would benefit residents of both Vestal and Endwell, as well as the entire Greater Binghamton community and transportation and emergency response system. This solution would: - Reduce traffic congestion through and around the Vestal Parkway, (Old) Vestal road and Route 201 areas. - Provide quicker and more convenient access to Interstate 86 for residents, out of area shoppers and trucking. - Reduce the number of trucks and other vehicles traveling Route 434 / Vestal parkway. - Add a necessary alternate route for emergency vehicles and residents to exit or enter both communities when other roads are flooded or blocked by unexpected circumstances. - Generate new opportunities for residents on both sides of the river. - Generate and Expand new opportunities and investment created by better community access. - Increase patronage for local businesses within both communities. - Increase business patronage through better access for highway travelers. - Promote healthy lifestyles by creating a bicycle and pedestrian lane to bridge the communities together. - Reduce distances residents must travel to get to either community. - Decrease emissions and improve air quality. - Connect communities and better showcase the communities. - Better meet 21st Century transportation and community needs. We, the undersigned residents, respectfully request that each of our elected public officials including, local supervisors and boards, state and federal representatives make building a bridge connecting Endwell (Town of Union) and the Town of Vestal your highest priority and that you work diligently to get approvals, funding and construction completed within the next three to five years. For copies of the petition to place in your business please contact:Robert PotochniakLic Assoc Real Estate BrokerExit Realty Vestal NYEmail: realestate@BPoto.comCell 607-759-4760
Petition to Nevada Department of Transportation
Change the carpool lanes to be open to all motorists on the weekends in Las Vegas
The carpool lanes were previously only restrictive for certain hours on weekdays. Now that millions of dollars have been used to fix our roads the Dept. of Transportation has made the carpool lanes 24 hours including weekends. This is wrong. We should be like most other major cities and the carpool lanes should be open to everyone on the weekends and if you drive an electric/hybrid vehicle.
Petition to Ted Wheeler, Amanda Fritz, Nick Fish, Jo Ann Hardesty, Chloe Eudaly, Lynn Peterson, Shirley Craddick, Christine Lewis, Craig Dirksen, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Sam Chase, Bob Stacey
Save the Washington Park and Zoo Railway.
In 1958 the Washington Park and Zoo Railway was born and a regional treasure opened to the public. I need your help because the Oregon Zoo, a service of Metro, and the City of Portland have decided to destroy this regional treasure and the magic of the Washington Park and Zoo Railway. In the Washington Park Master Plan they've decided to ignore 60 years of history and countless comments to repair the Washington Park and Zoo Railway by turning it into a café and 12' paved "multi-use" path. As many of you know, in 2013, the main Washington Park route was damaged. It went from a magical 30 minute ride through the forest to the Rose Garden and back to a sad 6 minute ride that goes straight out, around a trestle, and back. Over the years hundreds of comment cards have been turned in with complaints asking Oregon Zoo to fix the full route. Community members continued their outcry to save the Washington Park and Zoo Railway on March 15th, 2018 during City of Portland public testimony, where they overwhelming disapproved with the City's plan to destroy the rail in favor of a 12' paved path. The community wants the full route repaired so their children and grandchildren can experience the magic they remember from their childhood when they rode the Washington Park and Zoo Railway. What we have now is a disappointment that does not inspire the hearts and memories of children but instead breaks the hearts of the parents and grandparents who desired a unique opportunity to a shared treasured experience with a different generation. I can tell you with 100% conviction that if the City of Portland and Metro had worked with the staff of the Oregon Zoo, they could have easily raised the money and fixed the full route years ago by simply asking patrons to donate what they could towards the cause. I can tell you with 100% conviction that if the City of Portland and Metro asked the community to fundraise the money, the community would fund raise the money. I myself on March 15th, 2018, gave public testimony to the City of Portland Council that I'd be willing to start a Non-profit and do the fundraising for them. It went ignored but that offer still stands. If you're interested in saving the regional treasure that is the Washington Park and Zoo Railway, please sign this petition, "like" our Facebook Page, and share both far and wide. A treasure is about to be destroyed but we can still save it.
Petition to David Briley, Bird , Lime , Lyft (scooters), JUMP , Spin , Gotcha , Metro Council
Save Scooters in Nashville: solutions exist, an outright ban is premature
THE PROBLEM WITH SCOOTERS: Since electric scooters arrived in Nashville in May 2018, complaints about them have been growing. On May 19th, Brady Gaulke died from injuries he sustained as a result of a horrific accident with an SUV while riding a scooter. He was 26 years-old. His death is a tragedy and my condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved-ones. In addition to safety concerns, there are other problems with scooters: Improperly parked scooters clutter and sometimes even block sidewalks, which creates not only an eye-sore and an inconvenience to pedestrians, but can be dangerous to those who are physically disabled (e.g. blind or in a wheelchair). Scooter riders sometimes do not obey traffic laws, creating a roadway hazard for others and sometimes injuring themselves. Scooter riders often do not wear helmets. Now Mayor Briley has issued an ultimatum to scooter companies: address safety concerns and ensure scooters are being used responsibly within 30 days or face an outright ban. THE BENEFITS OF SCOOTERS: Despite these problems, scooters serve an important transportation need in Nashville and have many benefits: Scooters are a convenient and affordable mode of transportation, and provide a much-needed alternative to public transportation. Scooters reduce congestion from Uber and Lyft cars by providing an alternative for relatively short trips. Scooters provide a solution to "the last mile" transportation problem. Whether we take a bus or drive (and then park), usually there's a bit of a walk (i.e. "the last mile) involved at some point. Scooters provide an easy, convenient, and relatively quick way to get through this "last mile." Scooter companies create jobs and extra income opportunities (via "charging" freelance work) for Nashville residents. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS TO SCOOTER PROBLEMS: There are many potential solutions to the problems with scooters that have yet to be explored. Scooter companies could: Provide funding to the Metro Police Department or the Parking Patrol division of Public Works in order to finance dedicated scooter enforcement personnel. Use GPS to require users to park scooters in one of the 12 designated "corrals" established by Metro Public Works within the "restricted parking zone" downtown and automatically fine those who do not. Establish more "restricted parking zones"in other high-traffic areas. Scooter companies could help to finance this. Enforce responsible parking of scooters through their apps by adopting the following strategies already in use by Lime and Spin: To end a trip, Lime requires users to take a picture of where they have parked their scooter to make sure it is properly parked. Lime, and all scooter companies, could review these photos and fine users who park improperly. Spin allows riders to rate how a scooter was parked when they find it. A one thumbs-down rating prompts a notification to the previous rider to review the parking rules, three thumbs-down ratings requires a scooter parking rules review, and five thumbs-down ratings suspends the user from the app. Attach helmets to scooters that are secured with a cable of some kind so they cannot be stolen and are always available for use by riders. These helmets could even be equipped with a light or reflective panel to make scooter riders more visible at night. Post an "important safety & parking information" notice on the handlebars of each scooter to ensure that all riders are aware of the rules (this would be in addition to similar info provided through the app). Scooter riders could: Follow the rules of the road, obey traffic laws, and avoid riding on sidewalks. Park responsibly. Wear a helmet. Metro government could: Establish designated "scooter parking/docking zones" in high-traffic areas, as mentioned above. Continue improving and expanding bike lanes throughout the city. THE BOTTOM LINE: Electric scooters are an innovative and new mode of transportation, and all innovation has growing pains. Scooters are no more inherently dangerous than bicycles or cars, and we would never consider banning either of these from our city, despite the numerous injuries and fatalities that happen every year. Additionally, given Nashville's inability to provide quality public transportation to its residents, city leaders should think carefully before banning scooters. To be sure, a lot more can be done to improve scooter safety and address the scooter parking problem, but there are numerous potential solutions, as shown above, and banning them entirely is premature. The "Nashville Scooter Experiment" is still a work-in-progress and we shouldn't give up on it so easily.