Petition to Jim Strickland
A new facility for the Ed Rice Community Center
We the undersigned resident and stakeholders of Frayser community of Memphis, TN. are requesting the development of a new building for the Ed Rice Community Center, a playground for children, new exercise equipment and improved walking trail to include maintenance and up keep. We the undersigned citizens are asking our political leaders to act concerning this cause, for the social and physical wellbeing of the residents. We believe that the public will benefit from these improvements.
Petition to Oceanside City Council
Make South O more pedestrian and bike friendly before it's too late
Our beautiful neighborhood of South Oceanside is full of families with kids. We're a young, active community, and we love walking around the neighborhood. But, walking and cycling around the neighborhood - especially the Coast Highway area - is dangerous and stressful. Sidewalks are narrow, cars drive at high speeds, and the street is blighted with auto shops rather than family-friendly businesses. The City is conducting the Coast Highway Corridor Study with the goal of finding solutions to transform the Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a "complete street" that serves all modes of transportation, including pedestrians and cyclists, with a focus on safety and comfort. Making these changes will make the neighborhood safer when we walk or ride around with our kids, and increase our property values. The Residents of South Oceanside want: Improvements in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure with a focus on safety and comfort Modifications to the roadway with improvements such as roundabouts to improve traffic flow Improvements to parking access to businesses along the corridor Economic growth through improvements in the public streetscape An increase in residential property values Sign our petition now to encourage the Oceanside City Council to include South Oceanside in the Coast Highway Corridor Study.
Petition to James V. Hunt, Sr., Cathy Altenbern, Gary O. Thordburg, Boyd Bogle, Bob Weigel
Stop Ticketing people for Walking Hand in Hand in Belle Meade, TN
The officials in Belle Meade have effectively made it illegal for a couples to walk hand-in-hand, side-by-side down the road. Yes, you read that right. Current city law only allows people to walk, jog, or bike in single file - alone. Officers are being forced to ticket people for walking and biking side-by-side with their loved ones. Mayor James V. Hunt Sr. has told his officers to provide "no mercy" for violators. The current law hurts the community and criminalizes people who want to walk side-by-side with their family members, friends, and neighbors. WHY DO THEY DO THIS? We're told that this law exists for the safety of walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. In fact, the law was designed to be more restrictive than state law and attempts to keep people out of the community. Pedestrian and bicycle advocates agree that this law discourages people from walking, jogging, and riding bikes. The current law has been in place since advocates tried to make space for walkers and bikers in 2000. In response, the council even went so far as to ban baby strollers from the street! A petition at the time also made the claim that pedestrian infrastructure would "ruin the character of Belle Meade." In 2011, the law was amended to finally allow people to use strollers again, but the law has not been amended to allow people to walk and bike side-by-side. Curious about the current city code? Read it here. Here's a brief recap of current rules: "Every person running, walking, jogging, or otherwise traveling by foot upon a street or roadway other than Belle Meade Boulevard shall travel single file facing approaching vehicular traffic no more than eighteen (18) inches from the left edge of the pavement." "Every person operating a bicycle upon a street or roadway, within the City of Belle Meade, shall ride single file... " HERE'S WHAT WE WANT The Mayor and City Council of Belle Meade should change the code and stop ticketing people for walking and biking side-by-side down Belle Meade Blvd. Furthermore, they should follow the guidance of traffic engineers and redesign the road to support people who want to walk and ride bikes with their neighbors. Let's re-stripe the road to provide a separate place for walkers, bikers, and joggers, giving vehicles their own dedicated lane. Want to join our fight? Sign this petition!
Petition to Michael Hancock
Support Safe Speeds for Denver
High speed traffic kills. High speed traffic makes our streets less pleasant for people walking and biking. Decades of research have found that drivers traveling at higher speeds are less likely to see someone walking or biking, are less likely to yield, have less time to stop, and if a crash occurs, it is much more likely to be fatal. Each year in Denver, more than 40 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 1,900 are injured. Despite being involved in only four percent of the crashes, one third of the traffic deaths are people walking and biking. (Source: City and County of Denver Vision Zero Crash Dashboard, data from January 2012 – December 2015.) The Denver Vision Zero Coalition therefore calls upon the City and County of Denver to take the following actions to address the inherent dangers of unsafe speeds: Commit to implementing an annual program that funds safe speed projects throughout the City, starting with the 2018 budget. Test the effectiveness of various street design treatments for safe vehicle speeds through demonstration projects on residential, main street and mixed use streets (two or more of each), implemented in 2017. Adopt formal guidelines in 2018 to guide safe speeds on streets throughout the City, based on the outcomes of the demonstration projects.