GOAL: 100 DONORS
Interested in helping make Salisbury a more bicycle friendly community? Help bike-SBY continue its mission by making a financial donation. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated! We are currently in the process of becoming a non-profit organization, so your donation (unfortunately) is NOT tax-deductable.
Some examples of what your money will be used for:
- One shared-lane symbol (Sharrow) made of durable thermoplastic material costs nearly $400!
- Upgrading a tire-hungry slotted storm water grate to a bicycle-friendly version is nearly $400!
- Every mile of bike lane striping costs an average of $5,000!
This stuff is expensive, so every dollar contributed counts!
Your contribution will be used to match funds already committed by MDOT's Bikeways Program, City of Salisbury, Salisbury University, Sea Gull Century Foundation to bring our first bike lanes to Salisbury.
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.