Studies completed in 2012 strongly demonstrate latent demand (ie demand that is not currently being met) for bike lanes for commuter cyclists in Salisbury, Maryland. In order to address this demand, dedicated, on-street bike lanes are proposed for the following streets:
East College Avenue
West College Avenue*
South Division Street (south of Eastern Shore Drive)
South Division Street (north of Carroll Street)
Eastern Shore Drive
* indicates streets with existing on-street parking
In order to establish bike lanes on these streets, reductions or elimination in on-street parking will be required, as well as changes in existing vehicle lanes.
Here is the map noting the proposed roads for bike lanes:
GOAL: 500 signatures
I, the undersigned, petition the Mayor and City Council of Salisbury, Maryland to take immediate action to properly plan, design, fund, construct, and maintain dedicated on-street bike lanes in Salisbury. Bike lanes in our City will greatly improve the quality of life of its citizens, promote a more sustainable way of living, increase property value, and improve traffic circulation by reducing the number of vehicles on roadways.
I understand that constructing these dedicated bike lanes may require changes such as narrower travel lanes for vehicles, fewer travel lanes for vehicles, and a reduction or elimination of on-street parking on some streets. These potential solutions are completely acceptable as the merits of bike lanes will provide a greater benefit to all of the citizens of and visitors to Salisbury.