Join us in asking Mayor Ed Lee to connect the city with 100 miles of continuous and comfortable bikeways, starting with three continuous miles of “everybody” bikeway in San Francisco this year. The SF Bicycle Coalition is asking the Mayor to make improvements for biking from the Bay to the Beach so you, your family and your friends feel safe biking across town. Please speak up for improvements to JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, Fell and Oak Streets, and the Wiggle to create long-desired improvements to biking in our city.
Please email Edwin.Lee@sfgov.org today. We’ve prepared the following email to help you voice your support. Please also cc: email@example.com
As one of the seven in ten San Franciscans who ride a bike in our wonderful city, I urge you to create three continuous miles of safe and comfortable bikeway across the city by the end of 2011.
[ADD HOW SEPARATED BIKEWAYS WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL SAFE AND CONFIDENT AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO BIKE MORE ON JFK DRIVE, FELL AND OAK STREETS, AND CALMER STREETS ALONG THE WIGGLE INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
- WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU BIKE ON THESE ROUTES?
- WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU'RE BIKING ON THESE ROUTES TODAY?
- WHAT WOULD MORE COMFORTABLE BIKEWAYS (LIKE THE GREEN SEPARATED BIKE LANES ON MARKET STREET) MEAN TO YOU AND YOUR BIKE TRIPS?
- DO YOU HAVE KIDS AND BIKE (OR WOULD BIKE) WITH THEM ON THIS ROUTE?
- LIST ANY OTHER INFORMATION TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.]
Local communities have long desired a better bikeway on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, separated bikeways on Fell and Oak Streets and traffic-calmed streets of the Wiggle — and need your help to finally realize these projects this year. People of all ages, including me and my family and friends, need comfortable bikeways to get to work, school, neighborhood stores and restaurants, and attractions in Golden Gate Park.
I urge you to bring your staff together to ensure that they act quickly to create these three continuous miles of bikeway by the end of 2011. Thank you in advance for connecting the city for everyone!
Your email is important to show broad support and get this vision for three miles of 8-to-80 bikeway this year. Help move the first projects of our ambitious Connecting the City plan for 100 miles of continuous, crosstown bikeways, designed for everyone from an eight-year-old child to her eighty-year-old neighbor.
Stay tuned for updates on Connecting the City and more ways you can help. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.