Friday, February 01, 2013

Fairmount Civic Supports Bike Lane, Francisville Up Next On Monday

Last night we presented the case for a Fairmount Avenue bike lane to the Fairmount Civic Association's monthly meeting. Charles Carmalt of the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities co-led the presentation with our own Sarah Clark Stuart, BCGP's Policy Director.   Councilman Bill Greenlee attended the meeting and also spoke briefly on the topic.
Showing the pink slip of approval. Photo credit: Christine Fisher
Good questions were asked by the assembled neighbors (more than 60 people turned out), and the final vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the bike lane: everybody-minus-one in favor, one opposed.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend the meeting! This is the kind of civic engagement that makes our city a better place to ride a bike!

We are making the rounds of the civic associations in the neighborhood. The next meeting is that of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation
Monday, February 4th
2nd Pilgrim Baptist Church, 15th & Ogden Street
Doors at 5:30pm, meeting at 6:15 pm

If you live between Broad St and Corinthian Ave, and between Girard and Fairmount Ave, you can vote at the Francisville meeting!

Our third and final meeting is with the Spring Garden Civic Association 
February 20th, 6:30pm
Lithuanian Church Hall, 19th & Wallace Street
You must live within the highlighted portion of this map to vote.