> Halfway; Help Us Hit 3000
Over the weekend we hit over 1,700 signatures for our “I bike. I walk. I vote.” petition. We’re asking the mayoral candidates to pledge to make Pittsburgh more livable for everyone, by making our streets and communities safe and inviting for biking and walking.
Our goal is to get 3000 signatures to show the mayoral candidates that bikers and walkers are a significant voting block in the city and could swing an election. In 2001, the democratic primary for mayor was decided by a margin of only 699 voters. That’s why every signature and share makes a difference.
While out gathering signatures this weekend, many bikers and voters were eager to add their names. They told us they want more bike racks and lanes. Many had concerns of safety. Even drivers who don’t ride bikes signed our petition because they see the need for more bike lines and biker awareness.
Under Mayor Ravenstahl’s leadership, we got more bike racks, on-street bike lanes, and were even awarded a Bronze Bicycle-Friendly Community. BikePGH calls upon our next mayor to continue to invest in policies and infrastructure that will lift Pittsburgh to a Silver-level award and higher. But, we need more numbers!
Here’s 3 ways you can help us get to 3000:
- Sign the petition (scroll down)
- Share the petition on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and email (click here for the link). You can use the hashtage #race4pgh and #bikewalkvote
- Volunteer with us. We need volunteers for data entry ASAP or help tabling at events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “bike walk vote” or fill out our volunteer form.
And to the 1700 awesome folks who already signed, thank you for biking, walking, and voting with us on the May 21 primary election!
Sign the petition below or Click here to open the form in a separate window.
Click here to see the list of public supporters.
Don’t forget! If you’re not registered to vote, there is still time! You have until April 22 to register to vote in the May 21 primary.