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On Monday April 28th, NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan officially launched the City's Sustainable Streets plan. It kicked off with Safety, and as the plan articulates: "Safety is the first priority for any transportation system." In her presentation, she also discussed Manhattan's Ninth Avenue Class I protected bike lane, and called it "the gold standard." That protected bike lane is safer for bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians alike.

Simultaneously, Brooklyn's Vanderbilt Avenue is undergoing a complete renovation from Atlantic Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. The design has been approved by the City and by CB8 and the renovations are underway. We are gracious that bike lanes were included in the design. However, these are on-street, unprotected bike lanes. In other words, these are dangerous and thus NOT the gold standard.

We, the undersigned, therefore demand a redesign to include protected bike lanes (either on opposite sides of the Avenue, or immediately adjacent to each other, on one side of the street.)

We realize that a redesign to include protected bike lanes would delay the project. However, considering the painfully slow rate for infrastructure repair and upgrade, we believe it is worth the wait.

We respectfully ask you to do all that you can to ensure that Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn has the safest bicycle lanes possible. We deserve no less.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 September 201550. Paul S
    I support this petition
  • 12 May 201549. Alexandra K
    I live nearby and would really support a more developed protected bike lane
  • 08 November 201448. Nicole S
    I live at 94 St. Marks Ave, and ride my bike along Vanderbilt to my work on Navy Street. I feel this ride is dangerous and scary every day.
  • 23 August 201447. Suvi H
    I live on this street and would love to see it made safer with designated bike lanes!
  • 12 February 201446. Michael K
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 201445. Ed J
    This is a vital connection between north/central Brooklyn neighborhoods and Propsect Park, and should be class 1 because there is both ample roadway and existing demand - it's a slam dunk! Imagine being able to ride from Fort Greene or Prospect Heights, t
  • 02 February 201444. Alex P
    This is a no brainer, and by the way shame on all of you who voted down congestion pricing
  • 18 January 201443. Rejin L
    We need protected bike lanes to make cycling a viable alternative transportation in New York City.
  • 09 November 201342. Eugene Vr
    I support this petition
  • 19 May 201341. Daniel B
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 201240. Andrew B
  • 09 January 201239. Kailin G
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 201138. Sarah Z
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 201137. Jessica W
    I live on Dean and Underhill, and am a bicycle commuter. In March, I was hit by a mini van while riding in the 2nd avenue bike lane. Lets be realistic : A physical barrier is much more efficient than a stripe of white paint.
  • 22 May 201136. Steven L
    And no cars in our Parks!
  • 09 March 201135. Christmas S
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 201134. We Areg
    Will you PLEASE copy edit the petition so i can send it to friends?! "We are gracious..." doesn't make sense. It's embarrassing.
  • 22 October 200933. Danise M
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 200932. Ilana K
  • 17 July 200931. Victoria G
    Safer Streets for bikers! Yes!
  • 14 July 200830. Puca Gates
    I support this petition
  • 02 July 200729. Courtney D
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 200628. Paul F
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 200627. Mike H
  • 02 August 200626. Jason D
    I support this petition
  • 02 June 200625. Anne P
    Brooklyn streets deserve the gold standard!
  • 27 March 200624. Erin O
    I support this petition

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Judith ReynoldsBy:
Petition target:
Councilmember Letitia James, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Eric Adams, Community Board 8 Chairperson Robert Matthew, Councilmember David Yassky, Councilmember Bill deBlasio, Councilmember John Liu, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowit


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