Madison Avenue Needs Bike Lanes

ACTION NEEDED: Do you live, travel through, work-in, or own a business in Lakewood? Then we need your voice!

Bike Cleveland has supported our member Ben Van Lear in developing a campaign to get bike lanes on Madison Avenue in Lakewood. We are at a critical point where we need your support by signing this petition.

Currently within the City of Lakewood’s Bicycle Master Plan, and the proposed plan for resurfacing Madison Avenue, the recommended bicycle treatment is a series of sharrows. Studies show that sharrows do serve a purpose for creating awareness and have some minor impacts on safe riding practices, but because they don’t attract new riders and are used primarily by established cyclists, they effectively work the same as streets without infrastructure. Bike lanes have been shown to dramatically increase cycling participation which in turn makes the roadways safer for all users. The local cycling traffic is also a boon to local businesses.

There is not much time remaining in the planning stages of the Madison resurfacing.We need your powerful voice in this call to action for Lakewood. We need you to act now. We need you to ensure that Lakewood is creating a street that enables safe, effective, and comfortable access and travel for all users. Take the bold step by telling Lakewood to put bike lanes on Madison when it is repaved in 2013 and ensure that Lakewood lives up to its desire to be the “most bicycle friendly community in the country.”

After you sign the petition mark your calendars and be sure to attend the Lakewood City Council meeting:

When: Monday, Decembet 3rd, 7:30pm
Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 12650 Detroit Avenue

Join as we tell Lakewood City Council in person that we want bike lanes in Lakewood. Bring your helmet to show solidarity in the cycling community.

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