(Editor's Note: I've started putting myself in italics when I'm copying a lot of text, instead of the other way around). The folks at the Crow Hill Community Association are passing the following petition around - you can find copies to sign at Dutch Boy Burger, Had Associates, Franklin Park, and The Candy Rush. You can also print out a copy of this exact language and sign it (name and address), share it with your friends and neighbors, and hand it in at one of the above locations. A continuation of the Franklin Bike Lane would be great for everyone who uses the Avenue, including drivers, because as is they have to navigate around bikes in a very narrow, poorly-marked, not-quite-two-lane space. A lane makes it safer and easier for everyone, and would help bring more foot and bike traffic to the area's businesses.
CREATE A DESIGNATED BIKE LANE ON FRANKLIN AVENUE
We, the undersigned support Crow Hill Community Association’s proposal to convert the 2 existing traffic lanes on Franklin Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Eastern Parkway to 1 lane of vehicular traffic and 1 designated bike lane. This would make traffic conditions on Franklin Avenue safer for pedestrians as well as create a secure thoroughfare for cyclists continuing on Franklin to Crow Hill/Eastern Parkway/Prospect Park from the designated Franklin Avenue bike lane that currently exists north of Atlantic Avenue.