Petition: Don’t cancel the Connecticut Ave protected bike lanes

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We urge the Mayor Bowser and the Council to move forward with plans to install protected bike lanes on Connecticut Avenue.

Any safety improvements on Connecticut Avenue must improve the safety for all users, including people on bikes.

Nearly two and a half years ago, the Mayor selected a redesign of Connecticut Avenue that included protected bike lanes after a lengthy process of community engagement. As she said, “After considering several options, it was clear that this design best meets the needs of our city and moves us closer to a greener DC, a safer DC, and a DC that is less reliant on cars.”

The redesign received near-unanimous support from all the ANCs, across three different terms. Removing bike lanes from the plan without seeking community input runs counter to the notion of community engagement that the Department of Transportation prides itself on.

This is a key opportunity to transform a corridor and help the city reach its climate goals by reducing the number of trips made by car. Additionally, numerous studies have shown that bike lanes do not negatively affect businesses, as people who use bicycles are more likely to frequent local stores. Adding bicycle lanes to Connecticut Avenue would also help improve safety along the corridor.

We urge the Mayor and the Council to act expeditiously to restore the protected bike lanes to the redesign of Connecticut Avenue.

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