Albany Bicycle Coalition members assisted the Protected Bicycle Lane Coalition in promoting protected bicycle lanes for the Madison Avenue Traffic Calming project at the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association evening concert on 7/20/15. Held at the Elks’ Lodge on Yates and Allen Sts., the objectives were to educate concertgoers on the benefits of protected bicycle lanes, to get them to sign a supporting petition, fill out a postcard, and pose for a photo expressing their position on protected bicycle lanes.
There was an enthusiastic response by all who stopped by the table, several of whom related their support for protected bicycle lanes to their parenting responsibilities and goals.
The photos speak for themselves . . .
Weather good, people moving . . .
PUBLIC MEETING – Madison Avenue Traffic Calming – Wed., July 29, 2015 – 6 PM
1.PUBLIC MEETING – Madison Avenue Traffic Calming (new date)
Wed., July 29, 2015 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
The City of Albany is progressing on Madison Avenue Traffic Calming from South Allen St. to Lark St. The project will reduce the number of travel lanes, while improving bicycle accommodations and completing all work between the existing curbs. Public comments are being solicited, and you are invited to join the City’s design team at this meeting to hear an overview of the project and to provide input on the alternatives.
Meeting Location: College of Saint Rose, Touhey Forum, Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Ave. (on north side, just east of Main Ave.), Wednesday, July 29 – 6:00 PM
For additional information or questions, contact: Bill Trudeau Jr., Coordinator of Traffic Engineering, 434-5791, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Sign the Protected Bicycle Lanes petition here. Join the parade of people who demand this change for the City of Albany.
3. Facebook – Please continue to send this Protected Bicycle Lanes link to your e-contacts. If each person receiving this e-mail got ONE ADDITIONLAL PERSON to sign up, we’d more than double the number of “likes.” Also, there’s a lot of info on Protected Bicycle Lane on this FB page.
Across the state, towns and cities have bicycle lanes on their main streets – Syracuse, Albion, Medina, Palmyra, Albion, Little Falls, and even Weedsport. And Albany?
“People on Bikes” says:
- 53% of American adults would like to bike more
- 34% of adults who want to ride more are dissatisfied with current bike infrastructure
- 64% of people who would like to bike more want protected bicycle lanes
Source: Momentum May-Jun 2015