Our organization, bike-SBY, is actively working to create a high-quality network of bike lanes in the City of Salisbury. Our project will only be successful if all community members, including the business community, actively support this plan.
You can express your support by completing the endorsement below. Please indicate the name of your oorganization and your position. Also note the physical address of your business.
Below is the proposed Phase 1 route map. The full bike lane plan map can be seen by clicking here.
Businesses endores bike lanes for Salisbury, MD
As the owner, president and/or CEO of a Salisbury-area business or non-profit organization, I am fully in support of the plan for dedicated on-street bike lanes in Salisbury. Bike lanes in our City will greatly improve the downtown business climate of our City by increasing customers for businesses, increasing sales tax revenues from new purchases, reducing health care costs and increases in property values.
Many studies have noted that bicycling is an activity that occurs on a “human scale” – that is, at a speed that allows the cyclists to take in their surroundings and interact with their environment. Within an urban area, this means that cyclists will frequently stop to shop, investigate, and/or discover the area that they are in. Inevitably, this leads to more money being spent within a community,
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. I am willing to support and help provide bike-related facilities in my business such as bike racks, shower and changing facilities for commuter employees, and other improvments to help promote cycling in Salisbury. These potential solutions are completely acceptable as the merits of bike lanes and increased cycling will provide a greater benefit to Salisbury businesses and the City as a whole.
A: Would even expand out East College Ave to Beaglin Park Dr to East Naylor Mill Rd to connect the North and South end.
Our organization, bikeSBY, is working to establish a high-quality network of bike lanes in Salisbury, Maryland. Studies of this area have clearly demonstrated that many of the people who reside in Salisbury live close enough to their work place or school that commuting each day by bike is possible. Establishing bike lanes in Salisbury would allow these people to use their bikes more in their daily commuting.
By filling out this survey, you will help demonstrate to our leaders how you feel about bike lanes.
Thanks for your help & support for this project!
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.